Susan Bartels is a clinician-scientist at Queen’s University. In addition to practicing emergency medicine, she conducts global public health research focused on how women and children are impacted by humanitarian crises. While much of her work has been in sub-Saharan Africa, she has also worked in the Middle East as well as in Asia and Haiti. She is currently the lead investigator on research projects funded by the World Bank / Sexual Violence Research Initiative, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the Enhanced Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance. Susan is interested in using innovative methods to improve understanding of health-related topics in complex environments such as armed conflict and natural disasters. She returned to Queen’s University in 2014 and maintains affiliations with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and with the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights.

Humanitarian & Emergency Response,
Social Determinants of Health,
Gender & Health,
Sexual & Reproductive Health