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Patrick Vinck, Ph.D.

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Dr. Vinck, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department Global Health and Population at the Harvard School of Public Health and in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School. He is also the Research Director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. He leads a team conducting research on resilience, peacebuilding, and social cohesion in contexts of mass violence, conflicts and natural disasters, with support from the Mac Arthur Foundation, UNDP and UNICEF among others. This research has lead him to examine the role of technology and ethics of data in the field. He is the co-founder and director of KoBoToolbox a digital data collection platform, and the Data-Pop Alliance, a Big Data partnership with MIT and ODI. Dr. Vinck served on the Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) form 2010 to 2017. He serves as a regular advisor and evaluation consultant to the United Nations and other agencies. He graduated as an engineer in applied biological sciences from Gembloux Agricultural University (Belgium), and holds a Ph.D. in International Development from Tulane University.

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  1. Klabbers RE, Muwonge TR, Pham P, Mujugira A, Vinck P, Borthakur S, Sharma M, Mohammed N, Parkes-Ratanshi R, Celum C, O'Laughlin KN. Leveraging interactive voice response technology to mitigate COVID-19 risk in refugee settlements in Uganda: Lessons learned implementing "Dial-COVID" a toll-free mobile phone symptom surveillance and information dissemination tool. PLoS One. 2023; 18(1):e0279373. PMID: 36689419; PMCID: PMC9870132.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  2. Pham PN, Keegan K, Johnston LG, Rodas J, Restrepo MA, Wei C, Vinck P. Assessing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic among Venezuelan refugees and migrants in Colombia using respondent-driven sampling (RDS). BMJ Open. 2022 10 05; 12(10):e054820. PMID: 36198458; PMCID: PMC9534778.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  3. Pham PN, Sharma M, Bindu KK, Zikomangane P, Nethery RC, Nilles E, Vinck P. Protective Behaviors Associated With Gender During the 2018-2020 Ebola Outbreak in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 02 01; 5(2):e2147462. PMID: 35171261; PMCID: PMC8851299.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  4. Antonaccio CM, Pham P, Vinck P, Collet K, Brennan RT, Betancourt TS. Fear, distress, and perceived risk shape stigma toward Ebola survivors: a prospective longitudinal study. BMC Public Health. 2021 11 11; 21(1):2066. PMID: 34763704.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Tran VM, Fozouni L, Denkinger JK, Rometsch C, Junne F, Vinck P, Pham P. Factors influencing utilization and perception of health care: a qualitative study among traumatized Yazidi refugees in Germany. BMC Psychiatry. 2021 07 12; 21(1):346. PMID: 34247590.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Pham PN, Fozouni L, Al-Saiedi A, Coughlin K, Vinck P. Association between distress and displacement settings: a cross-sectional survey among displaced Yazidis in northern Iraq. BMC Public Health. 2021 04 08; 21(1):679. PMID: 33827517.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Oliver N, Lepri B, Sterly H, Lambiotte R, Deletaille S, De Nadai M, Letouzé E, Salah AA, Benjamins R, Cattuto C, Colizza V, de Cordes N, Fraiberger SP, Koebe T, Lehmann S, Murillo J, Pentland A, Pham PN, Pivetta F, Saramäki J, Scarpino SV, Tizzoni M, Verhulst S, Vinck P. Mobile phone data for informing public health actions across the COVID-19 pandemic life cycle. Sci Adv. 2020 06; 6(23):eabc0764. PMID: 32548274.
    Citations: 174     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  8. Kraemer MUG, Pigott DM, Hill SC, Vanderslott S, Reiner RC, Stasse S, Brownstein JS, Gutierrez B, Dennig F, Hay SI, Wint GRW, Pybus OG, Castro MC, Vinck P, Pham PN, Nilles EJ, Cauchemez S. Dynamics of conflict during the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo 2018-2019. BMC Med. 2020 04 27; 18(1):113. PMID: 32336281.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  9. Pham PN, Balthazard M, Vinck P. Assessment of efforts to hold perpetrators of conflict-related sexual violence accountable in Central African Republic. Journal of International Criminal Justice. 2020; 2(18):373-396.
  10. Kreutzer T, Vinck P, Pham PN, An A, Appel L, DeLuca E, Tang G, Alzghool M, Hachhethu K, Morris B, Walton-Ellery SL, Crowley J, Orninski J. Improving Humanitarian Needs Assessments through Natural Language Processing. IBM Journal of Research and Development. 2020; 1/2(64):9:1-9:14.
  11. Enenkel M, Stokes E, Shrestha RM, Román M, Wang Z, Hajzmanova I, Ginetti J, Espinosa MDM, Vinck P. Emergencies do not stop at night: Advanced analysis of displacement based on satellite-derived nighttime light observations. IBM Journal of Research and Development. 2020; 1/2(64):8:1-8:12.
  12. Erickson TB, Brooks J, Nilles EJ, Pham PN, Vinck P. Environmental health effects attributed to toxic and infectious agents following hurricanes, cyclones, flash floods and major hydrometeorological events. J Toxicol Environ Health B Crit Rev. 2019; 22(5-6):157-171. PMID: 31437111.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsPHPublic Health
  13. Vinck P, Pham PN, Bindu KK, Bedford J, Nilles EJ. Institutional trust and misinformation in the response to the 2018-19 Ebola outbreak in North Kivu, DR Congo: a population-based survey. Lancet Infect Dis. 2019 05; 19(5):529-536. PMID: 30928435.
    Citations: 161     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  14. Vinck P, Pham PN, Salah AA. In: Salah AA, Pentland A, Lepri B, Letouzé E, de Montjoye YA, Dong X, Vinck P (Eds). Guide to Mobile Data Analytics in Refugee Scenarios - The 'Data for Refugees Challenge' Study. “Do No Harm” in the Age of Big Data: Data, Ethics, and the Refugees. 2019.
  15. Salah AA, Pentland A, Lepri B, Letouzé E, de Montjoye YA, Dong X, Vinck P (Eds). Guide to Mobile Data Analytics in Refugee Scenarios - The 'Data for Refugees Challenge' Study. 2019; 500pp.
  16. Pham PN, Gibbons N, Vinck P. Justice not Forgiveness: Perspectives on Justice and Reconciliation among Yazidi Women Refugees in Germany. Journal of human Rights Practice. 2019; 3(11):530-553.
  17. Pham PN, Gibbons N, Balthazard M, Vinck P. The nexus of memory, forgiveness, and reconciliation in Cambodia. International Review of the Red Cross. 2019; 910(101):125-149.
  18. Vinck P. Transitional Justice in the Age of Social Media. International Journal of Transitional Justice. 2019; 1(13):105-112.
  19. Pham PN, Gibbons N, Vinck P. A Framework for Assessing Political Will in Transitional Justice Contexts. International Journal of Human Rights. 2019; 6(23):993-1009.
  20. Pham PN, Radhakrishnan B, Thiagarajah J, Ratnavale D, Samarasinghe S, Vinck P. Challenges in attaining durable solutions for resettled women-headed households in Vavuniya, Sri Lanka. Journal of Peacebuilding & Development. 2018; 2(13):111-115.
  21. Pham PN, Vinck P. Human Rights and Mixed Methods. Chance (American Statistical Association). 2018; 1(31):29-36.
  22. Jones L, Samman E, Vinck P. Subjective measures of household resilience to climate variability and change: insights from a nationally representative survey of Tanzania. Ecology and Society. 2018; 1(23).
  23. Pham PN, Gibbons N, Vinck P. The United Nations Material Assistance to Survivors of Cholera in Haiti: Consulting Survivors and Rebuilding Trust. PLoS Curr. 2017 Oct 23; 9. PMID: 29188126; PMCID: PMC5693334.
    Citations: 1     
  24. Lepri B, Oliver N, Letouze E, Pentland A, Vinck P. Fair, transparent and accountable algorithmic decision-making processes. Philosophy & Technology. 2017; 4(31):611-627.
  25. Maclin BJ, Kelly JT, Perks R, Vinck P, Pham PN. Moving to the mines: Motivations of men and women for migration to artisanal and small-scale mining sites in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Resources Policy. 2017; 51(31):115-122.
  26. Betancourt TS, Brennan RT, Vinck P, VanderWeele TJ, Spencer-Walters D, Jeong J, Akinsulure-Smith AM, Pham P. Associations between Mental Health and Ebola-Related Health Behaviors: A Regionally Representative Cross-sectional Survey in Post-conflict Sierra Leone. PLoS Med. 2016 08; 13(8):e1002073. PMID: 27505186; PMCID: PMC4978463.
    Citations: 35     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Pham PN, Vinck P, Dixon D, Johnson D, Marchesi B, and Sikkink K. Evaluating Transitional Justice: The Role of Multi-Level Mixed Methods Datasets and the Colombia Reparation Program for War Victims. Transitional Justice Review. 2016; 4(1):60-94.
  28. Alcayna T, Bollettino V, Dy P, Vinck P. Resilience and disaster trends in the Philippines: opportunities for national and local capacity building. PLoS currents. 2016; 8(14).
  29. Pham PN, Vinck P, Grace R, Fricke A, VanRooyen M. Strategic Documentation of Violence against Healthcare: Towards a Methodology for Accountability. World Health Popul. 2016; 16(4):31-7. PMID: 27358017.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  30. Benage M, Greenough PG, Vinck P, Omeira N, Pham P. An assessment of antenatal care among Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Confl Health. 2015; 9:8. PMID: 25741381; PMCID: PMC4349304.
    Citations: 29     
  31. Enenkel M, See L, Bonifacio R, Boken V, Chaney N, Vinck P, You L, Dutra E, Anderson M. Drought and food security–Improving decision-support via new technologies and innovative collaboration. Global Food Security. 2015; (4):51-55.
  32. Vinck P, Pham PN, Bollettino V, D’Andrea SM, VanRooyen M. Technology in Humanitarian Action. China Journal of Emergency Resuscitation and Disaster Medicine. 2014; 11(9):980-985.
  33. Pham PN, Vinck P. Technology, conflict early warning systems, public health, and human rights. Health Hum Rights. 2012 Dec 15; 14(2):106-17. PMID: 23568944.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  34. Vinck P, Pham PN. Association of exposure to intimate-partner physical violence and potentially traumatic war-related events with mental health in Liberia. Soc Sci Med. 2013 Jan; 77:41-9. PMID: 23219850.
    Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  35. Pham PN, Vinck P, Balthazard M. Journal of Human Rights Practice. Victim Participation and the Trial of Duch at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. 2011; 3(3):264-287.
  36. Pham PN, Vinck P, Balthazard M, Arevalo-Carpenter M, Hean S. Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice. Dealing with the Khmer Rouge Heritage. 2011; 4(23):456–461.
  37. Vinck P, Pham PN. Association of exposure to violence and potential traumatic events with self-reported physical and mental health status in the Central African Republic. JAMA. 2010 Aug 04; 304(5):544-52. PMID: 20682934.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  38. Pham PN, Vinck P, Kinkodi DK, Weinstein HM. Sense of coherence and its association with exposure to traumatic events, posttraumatic stress disorder, and depression in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. J Trauma Stress. 2010 Jun; 23(3):313-21. PMID: 20564363.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  39. Vinck P, Pham PN. International Journal of Transitional Justice (IJTJ). Outreach Evaluation: The International Criminal Court in the Central African Republic. 2010; 3(4):421-442.
  40. Pham PN, Vinck P, Weinstein HM. Human rights, transitional justice, public health and social reconstruction. Soc Sci Med. 2010 Jan; 70(1):98-105. PMID: 19833426.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  41. Pham PN, Vinck P, Stover E. Returning home: forced conscription, reintegration, and mental health status of former abductees of the Lord's Resistance Army in northern Uganda. BMC Psychiatry. 2009 May 16; 9:23. PMID: 19445689.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  42. Vinck P, Pham PN, Fletcher LE, Stover E. Organization and Environment Journal. Inequalities and Prospects: Ethnicity and Legal Status in the Construction Labor after Hurricane Katrina. 2009; 4(22):470-478.
  43. Vinck P, Pham PN. Refugee Survey Quarterly. Peace-Building and Displacement in Northern Uganda: A Cross-sectional Study of Intentions to Move and Attitudes towards Former Combatants. 2009; 1(28):59-77.
  44. Stover E, Vinck P. Cyclone Nargis and the politics of relief and reconstruction aid in Burma (Myanmar). JAMA. 2008 Aug 13; 300(6):729-31. PMID: 18698074.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  45. Vinck P, Pham PN. International Journal of Transitional Justice (IJTJ). Ownership and Participation in Transitional Justice Mechanisms: a Sustainable Human Development Perspective from Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. 2008; 3(2):398-411.
  46. Stover E, Sisson M, Pham PN, Vinck P. Justice on Hold: Accountability and Social Reconstruction in Iraq. International Review of the Red Cross. 2008; 869(90):5-28.
  47. Pham PN, Vinck P, Stover E. . Human Rights Quarterly. The Lord’s Resistance Army and Forced Conscription in Northern Uganda. 2008; (30):404-411.
  48. Vinck P, Pham PN, Stover E, Weinstein HM. Exposure to war crimes and implications for peace building in northern Uganda. JAMA. 2007 Aug 01; 298(5):543-54. PMID: 17666675.
    Citations: 59     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  49. Pham PN, Vinck P. 2007; 1 (2): 231-248. International Journal of Transitional Justice (IJTJ). Empirical Research and the Development and Assessment of Transitional Justice Mechanisms. 2007; 2(1):231-248.
  50. Fletcher LE, Pham PN, Stover E, Vinck P. Latino Workers and Human Rights in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law. 2007; 1(28):107-152.
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