Michael VanRooyen, MD, MPH

Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Professor, Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Director, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Harvard University

Dr. VanRooyen, MD, MPH is the Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is a Professor at both Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and regularly teaches courses on humanitarian operations in war and disaster. 

Dr. VanRooyen is also the Director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative at Harvard University and the Lavine Family Professor of Humanitarian Studies as part of the Humanitarian Academy at the Harvard School of Public Health. Under his direction, the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative has provided technical support services to the UN and NGOs in most major conflict areas and disasters, including the Syria crisis and the West African Ebola response.