Lindsay Stark, DrPH

Associate Dean of Global Programs, Washington University in St. Louis

Lindsay is the Associate Dean of Global Programs and an Associate Professor of Public Health and Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Stark is an internationally recognized expert on the protection and well-being of women and children in situations of extreme adversity, with more than a decade of experience leading applied research with operational agencies such as UNICEF, UNHCR, International Rescue Committee and the Women’s Refugee Commission. Dr. Stark co-directs the Center on Violence and Injury Prevention and the International Center for Child Health and Development; holds affiliate appointments with the department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the Institute for Public Health; serves on the editorial boards of PLOS One, Conflict and Health and BMC Public Health; and has published more than 100 chapters and peer-review articles. Before joining the Brown School, Stark was an associate professor at Columbia University, where she served as director of research for the Program on Forced Migration and Health and director of the CPC Learning Network.


Professional Expertise


Public health


Conflict/post-conflict settings, Disaster relief/response, Displaced population health, migration/refugee issues, Gender-based violence and intimate partner violence, Maternal and child health, Resilience, Sexual and reproductive health

Methodological Areas

Community engagement and CBPR, Implementation science, Program evaluation, Qualitative methods, Quantitative methods, Research evaluation methods, Survey development, Systematic review/metaanalyses

Strategies expertise

Community engagement, Capacity building, Dissemination and implementation, Partnership development

Intervention Expertise

Campaigns/information, education, and communication, Family interventions, Health system interventions, Mental health awareness/promotion, Parenting interventions, Psychosocial skills, School-based interventions

Partnership Expertise

Community-based organizations/coalitions, Government agencies, International NGOs, Schools and universities