Sharon Abramowitz

Cote d’Ivoire | Guinea | Liberia | Sierra Leone

Sharon Abramowitz is the founder of Communitology, and is an Associate Professor at Georgetown University’s Center for Global Health Science and Security (CGHSS), founder of the Social and Cultural Integrated Analytics Lab for Infectious Diseases (SOCIAL-ID), and lead researcher on the How to End a Pandemic Project. She is a medical anthropologist who specializes in community engagement, mental health, gender violence, epidemic preparedness and response, and the integration of qualitative and quantitative methods in community-based health research. She has been a leading global advocate for strengthening social science and risk communications and community engagement (RCCE) capacity, metrics, and utilization in public health emergencies. She is on the editorial board of the Journal for Humanitairan Affairs, and is honorary faculty at the University of Hong Kong School of Public Health. She is the author of the Inter-Agency Minimum Quality Standards and Indicators for Community Engagement and the monograph Searching for Normal in the Wake of the Liberian War. She co-edited Medical Humanitarianism: Ethnographies of Practice and Pregnant in the Time of Ebola, and has written for Nature Human Behavior, Social Science and Medicine, The Lancet, Global Public Health, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, and the Journal of Infectious Disease.