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Kirsten Johnson

Institution: McGill University

Department: Humanitarian Studies Initiative

City: Montreal

Country: Canada

Dr. Kirsten Johnson practices Emergency Medicine at McGill University's Health Centres and she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Her research has focused on genocide, child combatants, sexual gender-based violence and conflict-related mental health and psychosocial support. As CEO of Humanitarian U, she is involved in humanitarian professionalization, working on the development of competencies and standards for the training, education and certification of humanitarian responders globally. In 2010, Dr. Johnson was awarded the Segal Centre’s Januscz Korczak award for her work on protecting the rights of children in conflict and the Award of Excellence for her work in global health by the College of Family Physicians of Canada. She was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2011.

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