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Dr. Susan Bartels


Dr. Susan Bartels is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Queen’s and holds a cross-appointment in the Department of Public Health Sciences. She is a practicing emergency physician at the Kingston Health Sciences Centre.

As a SEAMO Clinician-Scientist and Tier II Canada Research Chair in Humanitarian Health Equity, Dr. Susan Bartels conducts global public health research to better understand how people are affected by humanitarian crises, including armed conflict and natural disasters. Her particular focus is on women and children and the work is aimed at improving the delivery of aid and services to affected individuals and their families. In a World Bank / Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) funded project, Dr. Bartels led an investigation on child marriage among Syrian refugee girls in Lebanon as well as access to contraception and family planning services for this vulnerable group.

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