Dr. David Townes

Course director David Townes, MD, MPH, DTM&H, a professor in the UW Department of Emergency Medicine and adjunct professor in the UW Department of Global Health, is pleased to announce the eighth annual Health in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies course (GH 576), presented by the Emergency Response and Recovery Branch (ERRB) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington. The course will take place September 9-13, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. Registration is now open!

Dr. Townes' expertise, and the focus of this course, is in complex humanitarian emergencies, international emergency and disaster response, public health, and epidemiology. 


Through didactic sessions, small group discussions, and interactive sessions with experts in the field, the course will cover topics including an introduction to humanitarian emergencies and displaced populations, data collection, camp management. 

Readings will be taken from Health in Humanitarian Emergencies - Principles and Practice for Public Health and Healthcare Practitioners, edited by Dr. Townes.

Professional credits are offered through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.