Research and Professional Experience
Shannon Doocy's research focuses on populations affected by disasters and conflict, including both refugees and internally displaced populations. Within the emergency context, her areas of interest include population based assessments, mortality, nutrition and food security, livelihoods and cash interventions, and monitoring and evaluation of humanitarian assistance programs.
Current research includes improving assessment methodologies in the post-disaster context; population based studies of mortality and injury in rapid onset natural disasters and complex emergencies; assessment of nutrition status and food security in internally displaced and refugee populations; and monitoring and evaluation of humanitarian assistance programs with a focus on cash interventions, livelihoods, and food insecurity. Recent research and projects have been implemented in collaboration with NGOs, UN agencies, and other academic institutions and implemented in Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Peru, China (North Korean Refugees), South Sudan, Uganda and Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Recent Articles (from 51 peer reviewed publications)
Doocy S, Leidman E, Aung T and Kirsch T. (2013). Household Economic and Food Security after the 2010 Pakistan Floods. Food and Nutrition Bulletin 34(1):91-99.
Doocy S, Biermann E, Tileva M, Burnham G. (2012). Household Economy and Livelihoods among Iraqi Refugees in Syria. Journal of Refugee Studies, 25(2):282-300.
Burnham G, Malik S, Dhari Al Shilbi A, Mahjoub A, Qays Baqer A, Quays Baqer Z, Ali F, and Doocy S. (2012). Understanding the impact of conflict on health services in Iraq: information from 401 Iraqi refugee doctors in Jordan. International Journal of Health Planning and Management 27:e51-e64.
Tappis H, Biermann E, Glass N, Tileva M, and Doocy S. (2012). Domestic violence among Iraqi refugees in Syria. Health Care for Women International 33(3):285-97.
Tappis H, Doocy S, Haskew C, Wilkinson C, Oman A, and Spiegel P. (2012). United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Feeding Program Performance in Kenya and Tanzania. Food and Nutrition Bulletin 33(2):148-158.
Doocy S, Sirois A, Tileva M, Storey JD, and Burnham G. (2012). Chronic Disease and Disability among Displaced Iraqi Populations in Jordan and Syria. June 8, 2012 e-publication ahead of print, International Journal of Health Planning and Management doi: 10.1002/hpm.2119.
Kirsch T, Siddiqui M, Perrin P, Robinson WC, Sauer L and Doocy S. (2012). Satisfaction with the Humanitarian Response to the 2010 Pakistan Floods: A Call for Increased Accountability to Beneficiaries. August 9, 2012 e-publication ahead of print, Emergency Medicine Journal, doi:10.1136/emermed-2012-201226.
Kirsch T, Leidman E, Weiss W and Doocy S. (2012) The Impact of the Earthquake and Humanitarian Assistance on Household Economies and Livelihoods of Earthquake-Affected Populations in Haiti. American Journal of Disaster Medicine (7)2:85-94.
Kirsch T, Wadhwani C, Sauer L, Doocy S and Catlett C. (2012). Impact of the 2010 Pakistan Floods on Rural and Urban Populations at Six Months. August 22 e-publication, PLoS Currents: Disasters 4:e4fdfb212d2432.
Cope J, Doocy S, Frattaroli S and McGready J. (2012). Household expenditures as a measure of socioeconomic status among Iraqis displaced in Jordan and Syria. World Health and Population 14(1):19-30.
Doocy S, Sirois A, Biermann E, Tileva M, Storey JD, and Burnham G. (2011). Food Security and Humanitarian Assistance among Displaced Iraqi Populations in Jordan and Syria. Social Science and Medicine 72(2):273-82.
Anderson J, Doocy S, Haskew C, Spiegel P and Moss W. (2011). The Burden of Malaria in Post-Emergency Refugee Sites: A Retrospective Study. Conflict and Health 5(1):17.
Doocy S, Tappis H, Haskew C, Wilkinson C and Spiegel P. (2011). Performance of UNHCR Nutrition Programs in Post-Emergency Refugee Camps. Conflict and Health 5(1):23.
Hershey C, Doocy S, Anderson J, Haskew C, Spiegel P, and Moss W. (2011). Incidence and Risk Factors for Malaria, Lower Respiratory Tract Infection and Diarrhea in Children Under 5 in UNHCR Refugee Camps: A Prospective Cohort Study. Conflict and Health 5(1):24.