Lindsay Stark is an Associate Professor of Clinical Population and Family Health in Columbia University's Program on Forced Migration and Health. She has over a decade of experience leading applied research on protection of women and children in humanitarian settings. Dr. Stark's particular area of expertise is measuring sensitive and difficult-to-measure social phenomenon. Dr. Stark has led assessment and evaluation projects in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. She has also helped pioneer the development of new methodologies such as the Neighborhood Method to assess incidence of human rights violations, a Participatory Ranking Method that has been included in a recent World Health Organization assessment toolkit, and the Child Protection Rapid Assessment in Emergencies Toolkit developed by the global Child Protection Working Group. Dr. Stark is the author of multiple publications on the rehabilitation and resiliency of former child soldiers and survivors of sexual violence, and previously served as the Director of Research and Curriculum at the Center on Child Protection, a teaching and research center jointly established by Columbia University, the University of Indonesia, UNICEF and the Government of Indonesia. Dr. Stark currently serves as Principal Investigator and Executive Director of the Child Protection in Crisis (CPC) Learning Network, a consortium of agencies and academic institutions that work together on global learning associated with children in disaster and war settings.
P8679: Investigative Methods in Complex Emergencies