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Leslie F. Roberts

Associate Professor at Columbia University Medical Center of Population and Family Health


Biography:
Les Roberts did a post-doctorate fellowship in epidemiology at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention where he worked for 4 years. In 1994, he worked as an epidemiologist for the World Health Organization in Rwanda during their civil war. Les was Director of Health Policy at the International Rescue Committee from Dec. 2000 until April of 2003. Les had led over 50 surveys in 17 countries, mostly measuring mortality in times of war. In recent years he has taken part in studies to measure mortality in DR Congo, Iraq, and Zimbabwe. His present research is focused on developing methods to document the incidence of rape. He spends his weekends in Central New York with his wife Mary Grace.
Education & Training:

    PhD, 1992, Johns Hopkins University

    MPH, 1987, Tulane University

    BS, 1983, St Lawrence University

Selected Publications:
  • Alfaro S, Myer K, Anonymous, Ali I, and Roberts L. Estimating Human Rights Violations in South Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo: A Population-Based Survey Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies 7(3) 201-210 2012
  • Potts A, Myer K, Roberts L. Measuring human rights violations: Results from a nationwide cluster survey in Central African Republic Conflict and Health 5 4 2011
  • Potts A, Myer K, Roberts L. Measuring human rights violations: Results from a nationwide cluster survey in Central African Republic Conflict and Health 5 4 2011
  • Roberts L Ensuring health statistics in conflict are evidence-based Conflict and Health 4 10 2010
  • Henderson SW, Olander WE, Roberts LF. Reporting Iraqi civilian fatalities in a time of war Conflict and Health 3 9 2009
  • Stark L, Roberts L, Wheaton W, et al. Measuring Violence against Women amidst War and Displacement in Northern Uganda Using the ‘Neighborhood Method.’ JECH Online First Nov. 2009
  • Cairns LK, Woodruff BA, Myatt M, Bartlett L, Goldberg H. and Roberts L. Cross-sectional survey methods to assess retrospectively mortality in humanitarian emergencies Disasters 33(4) 503-521 2009
  • Flaherty MG, Roberts L. Rural Outreach Training Efforts to Clinicians and Public Library Staff: NLM Resource Promotion J of Consumer Hlth. on the Internet 13(1) 14-30 2009
  • Siegler A, Roberts L, Balch E. et al Media Coverage of Violent Deaths in Iraq: An Opportunistic Capture-Recapture Analysis Prehosp. and Disaster Med 23(4) 369-371 2008
  • Levy B & Sidel V (Eds) War and Public Health Oxford 2008
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Contact Information

Office/Address:

B-411, 60 Haven Ave.

New York, NY 10023

USA

Phone:

212-342-6875

E-mail:

lfr2102@columbia.edu