Paul Spiegel

Paul Spiegel was one of the panelists for the Forum’s discussion on The Humanitarian Crisis in Syria.

Paul Spiegel is the Deputy Director of the Division of Programme Support and Management at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) as well as a Senior Fellow for the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins and Emory Schools of Public Health.  He was previously Chief of the Public Health and HIV Section at UNHCR.  Before UNHCR, Dr. Spiegel worked as a Medical Epidemiologist in the International Emergency and Refugee Health Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Previously he worked as a medical coordinator with Médecins Sans Frontiéres and Médecins du Monde in refugee camps in Kenya and DRC as well as a consultant for numerous organisations including the Canadian Red Cross and the Pan American Health Organisation.

Dr. Spiegel’s research interests in humanitarian emergencies are in HIV, epidemiological methods, and health information systems. He has published extensively in the field of humanitarian emergencies. He has won numerous awards including CDC’s Charles C. Shepard award for outstanding research in Assessment and Epidemiology.