Every day around the world, individuals, families, communities, and nations are confronted with large scale emergencies that threaten their health and security. These emergencies may be the result of natural hazards (geological, climatological or biological) or human-induced (both intentional and non-intentional).
The mission of the Office of Humanitarian Leadership and Emergency Health is to generate, disseminate, and implement knowledge that will increase the capacity of individuals, families, communities, and nations to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from these emergencies and emerge as a more resilient world.
The Office of Humanitarian Leadership and Emergency Health is engaged in research and practice to help support stronger and more prepared local, state, national and global health departments, agencies and ministries of health. Led by a team of experienced faculty and staff, OHLEH provides practical experiences for students interested not only in developing research and practice skills related to humanitarian leadership and emergency health but also promotes direct engagement with local government health departments and non-governmental organizations.