Dani Poole is a population health scientist with training in epidemiology, econometrics, and spatial analysis. She applies quantitative methods with a social justice approach to measure and address health disparities among forced migrant populations – including refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced persons. Beyond advancing the scientific study of forced migrant health, her work generates methods for population health research in complex environments. She has led research programs internationally in Greece, Kenya, Lesotho, Mali, South Africa, and Turkey, as well as locally in New England.
Dani works at the Signal Program on Human Security and Technology of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative on evaluating the use, effectiveness, and inequalities of information communication technologies in crises. She is a member of the IOM Migration Health and Development Research Initiative and a Graduate Student Affiliate at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. She has completed fellowships with the Weatherhead Initiative on Gender Inequality and the International Data Responsability Group.
Dani holds a Master of Public Health from Brown University and is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.