Mey Akashah Mey Akashah

Dr. Mey Akashah is a public health professional whose work centers on the nexus of human rights, humanitarian crises, and environmental health. Having received the François-Xavier Bagnoud Health and Human Rights Award, she is particularly concerned with the human rights implications of state, non-state and private sector actions on the enjoyment of human rights and well-being.

Mey Akashah has published on a range of topics including compensation for human rights abuses, the impact of climate change and environmental degradation on conflict and sustainable livelihoods, and the health impacts of mercury contamination in the Arabian Gulf.

She has served in several academic and humanitarian positions, including Instructor in Environmental Health at Harvard, Adjunct Professor at Brown University, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Public Health Officer in Haiti following the January 2010 earthquake, and as a consultant for the Harvard-Kuwait Risk Group.

Mey Akashah holds a Doctorate of Science in environmental sciences and risk management, as well as a Masters of Science in global health and population, from the Harvard School of Public Health.

– Mey Akashah


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