Astier M. Almedom

Professor of Practice in Humanitarian Policy and Global Public Health
The Fletcher School

Astier M. Almedom is an applied anthropologist and a behavioral scientist who has been involved in consistently interdisciplinary research and scholarship throughout her academic and professional career. She is the founding editor of this journal, introduced during her tenure currently serving as a Professor of Practice at the Fletcher School where she is teaching and mentoring. Dr. Almedom directs the International Resilience Program of the Institute for Global Leadership, and her work is located within "Interdisciplinary Studies" under the Provost's Office at Tufts University. Professor Almedom has mentored and directed doctoral and master’s research with passion and commitment, earning the award of “Outstanding contribution to graduate studies” at Tufts University (2008) and she continues to attract new doctoral research candidates to the Fletcher School. Dr. Almedom has published widely on the topic of resilience as well as environmental health and social-behavioral research methods within global public health and humanitarian studies, and is committed to supporting the publication of students’ research outputs. Her former students include equally committed and successful alumni, “Tufts Jumbos” who have donated funds to the University in her honor.

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Professor Almedom will be on leave during 2011–2012