Danielle (Dani) Poole

Academic Appointments

Neukom Fellow

Dr. Danielle (Dani) Poole is a population health scientist notable for her contributions to the evidence base for humanitarian decision-making, currently a Lecturer at Dartmouth College in the Departments of Epidemiology and Geography. Within the broader field of humanitarian health research, her work is centered around two themes: 
1)    measuring health disparities, in substantive areas of focus including mental health, gender equity, and health in-transit, and 
2)    developing novel research methods for complex settings for representative sampling, internal and external generalizability, and scalability. 
To address these lines of inquiry, Dr. Poole applies methodological approaches spanning the epidemiological, geospatial, and political sciences. She collaborates with colleagues in Canada, Greece, Italy, Kenya, The Netherlands, Nigeria, South Africa, South Sudan, Turkey, and the US, among other countries.

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She is a member of the IOM Migration Health and Development Research Initiative. 

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116B Fairchild
HB 6017
B.A. Seattle University
M.P.H. Brown University
Sc.D. Harvard University

Selected Publications

Poole DN, Raymond NA, Berens J. et al. A combination sampling approach for epidemiologic research in humanitarian settings: a case analysis of a study of depressive disorder prevalence among refugees in Greece. BMC Public Health, 2021: 21: 272.

Poole DN, Hedt-Gauthier B, Bärnighausen T, Verguet S, Castro M. Spatial–temporal trends in forced migrant mortality, 2014–2018. BMJ Global Health, 2020: 5: 10.

Poole DN, Escudero DJ, Gostin LO, Leblang D, Talbot EA. Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in complex humanitarian crises. International Journal for Equity in Health, 2020; 19: 41.

Poole DN, Liao S, Larson E, Hedt-Gauthier B, Raymond N, Bärnighausen T, Smith-Fawzi M. Sequential screening for depression in humanitarian emergencies: a validation study of the Patient Health Questionnaire among Syrian refugees. Annals of General Psychiatry, 2020; 19: 5.

Sharma J, Poole DN. Gender bias in publishing. The Lancet, 2018; 392: 10157.

Poole DN, Hedt-Gauthier B, Liao S, Raymond N, Bärnighausen T. Major depressive disorder prevalence and risk factors among Syrian asylum seekers in Greece. BMC Public Health 2018; 18: 908.

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