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Jeannie Annan

Chief Research and Innovation Officer, Airbel Impact Lab

The International Rescue Committee

Jeannie Annan’s work aims to improve humanitarian policy and programs through rigorous research. Specifically, she focuses on the long-term effects of war and sexual violence, the causes and consequences of gender-based violence, and the effectiveness and impacts of humanitarian aid and programs developed to prevent and respond to violence.

Annan is the Chief Research and Innovation Officer, Airbel Impact Lab at the International Rescue Committee. Previously, she was a visiting scientist in the Department of Global Health and Population of the Harvard School of Public Health and a visiting scholar in the Human Rights Center at the University of California at Berkeley. She has also worked with humanitarian organizations in Southern Sudan, Northern Uganda, and Kosovo. She received her PhD in counseling psychology at Indiana University at Bloomington and completed postdoctoral fellowships at NYU and Yale University.

Baidoa, Somalia

Makeshift, temporary shelter made of plastic and clothing at a refugee center in Baidoa, Somalia.