Guest Speaker: Dr. Syed Imran Ali
In this seminar, Dr. Ali will talk about the breadth of technical and operational knowledge gaps in the humanitarian sector, their origins and why they persist, and the role of academic-humanitarian collaborations in improving the health and well-being of vulnerable populations.
Syed Imran Ali, Ph.D.
Fellow in Global Health and Humanitarianism,
Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research,
Dr. Ali is an aid worker and academic focused on humanitarian challenges at the intersection of environment and public health. He has worked in multiple emergencies and led operational research with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Dr. Ali has taught at the University of California, Berkeley, where he held a Development Impact Lab postdoctoral fellowship. Dr. Ali received his doctorate in environmental engineering from the University of Guelph and his bachelors in engineering from Queen’s University.