Jennifer L. Chan, MD, MPH

Jennifer L. Chan, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Director of Global Emergency Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine, Northwestern University
Associate Faculty, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

Dr. Chan is the Director of Global Emergency Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Jennifer is also an Associate faculty member of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) and member of the Crisis Dynamics Program at HHI. Her projects and research focuses on humanitarian technologies and crisis mapping with the aim to help organizations integrate technology and new information flows into humanitarian programming. She collaborates with humanitarian, technology and volunteer groups to help them learn about the outcomes and impact of their collaborative efforts through evaluation and research. Her project work and research efforts have been translated into training emerging practitioners in humanitarian technologies. She is the lead instructor of humanitarian technologies education module at the Humanitarian Studies Course.

Jennifer has worked and collaborated with NGOs and UN agencies for the past seven years. She has provided public health technical support to organizations such as Oxfam America, the American Red Cross, UNOCHA, the International Rescue Committee and the World Health Organization. She also collaborates with Ushahidi, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap, The StandbyTaskForce, and the Northwestern Humanitarian and Non-Profit Logistics Group.

After completing her undergraduate studies at Columbia University, she pursued additional degrees in medicine and public health at Northwestern University School of Medicine and Tulane School of Public Health. She completed her emergency medicine training at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency program followed by an International Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital.