Received: 25 February 2019
Accepted: 8 May 2019
First Online: 22 May 2019
: Lynn Black, MD, MPH, is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and on the clinical staff at Massachusetts General Hospital in the Department of Medicine. She is an Associate in the Center for Global Health and Associate Faculty in the Division of Global Psychiatry. Her positions include Medical Director of MGH Global Disaster Response and the Chief Medical Officer of the Trauma and Critical Care Team for the National Disaster Medical System. She has clinical expertise in emergency medicine, internal medicine, and public health. Her international work has included projects involving access to care, disaster response, refugee health, maternal-child health, and gender-based violence in Africa, Haiti, and Micronesia. Her focus is on the relief of suffering and resilience in both the survivors of disasters and the responders.Hilarie Cranmer, MD, MPH is an emergency physician and educator working to advance practice standards for humanitarian responders. She responded during the 1999 Kosovo crisis, the 2004 tsunami in Indonesia, the 2005 US hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and the 2010 Haiti earthquake and was the Technical Advisor on Ebola for International Medical Corps during the 2014–2015 Ebola outbreak in West Africa and as Incident Commander for her teams deployed to the Philippines for 2013 Typhoon Haiyan, the 2015 Nepal Earthquake, 2016 Hurricane Matthew-affected Haiti, 2017 Hurricane-affected Houston, Puerto Rico, and Dominica, and for 2018 Hurricane-affected North Carolina, Florida, Saipan, and USNS Comfort Operation Enduring Promise for the Venezuelan Migrant crisis. As the founding director of education at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Cranmer designed an innovative training program that culminates in a simulated disaster field experience, now replicated internationally. She is MGH’s first director of global disaster response. She was awarded the 2015 Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health Alumni Award of Merit, its highest honor annually bestowed.Bethany-Rose (BR) Daubman, MD, is an attending physician in the Division of Palliative Care and Geriatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is the Assistant Director of Continuing Medical Education and directs several palliative care CME courses through Harvard Medical School. In addition to medical education, she is passionate about international palliative care and has active educational projects around the world including in Jamaica, Kyrgyzstan, and Chile. She worked as the coordinator for the World Health Organization Working Group on Integrating Palliative Care and Symptom Relief into Responses to Humanitarian Emergencies and Crises.Annekathryn Goodman, MD, MPH, MA, MS is a Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School and a Fellow of both the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American College of Surgeons. She has a fulltime practice in Gynecologic Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital and is an affiliate of MGH Global Disaster Response, the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and an Associate of MGH Center for Global Health. In addition to board certification in gynecologic oncology, she is certified in acupuncture and has completed training in both pastoral and palliative care. She is a member of the Ethics Committee at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is a member of the National Trauma and Critical Care Team, a branch of the US Department of Health and Human Services, and has deployed to various international disasters. Since 2008, she has been consulting in Bangladesh on cervical cancer prevention and the development of medical infrastructure to care for women with gynecologic cancers.
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