Complex International Humanitarian Emergency Course

Wars, epidemics, severe weather and other natural disasters are ever more common in our world and have a tremendous impact on human health when large populations may be injured, sick, and displaced. Healthcare workers are often the front line of defense in responding to these complex humanitarian emergencies. To prepare public health and nursing students as responders to these emergencies, the Rollins School of Public Health and the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing offer courses taught by experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Rollins School of Public Health Program Details

Rollins allows 3 nursing graduate or doctoral students (not enrolled in the Masters of Public Health program) per course to enroll along with public health students. Most courses are taught during weekends or breaks during the Spring semester and application to the Lillian Carter Center for Global Health & Social Responsibility is required prior to each semester pre-registration.

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Graduate and doctoral nursing students NOT enrolled as public health students who wish to participate in these courses must apply through the Lillian Carter Center. Dual nursing/public health master's students currently in the public health master's program should apply via the usual procedures for public health master's students.

Please note that Rollins School of Public Health only allows up to three nursing students per course and the Lillian Carter Center usually has more applicants than can be accommodated. Therefore, if you accept a position in these courses and then drop out, you may be preventing another student from benefiting from these courses. Please be certain that you can commit to taking the courses before accepting a position.

Application Notification: The LCC will notify applicants prior to pre-registration period and will submit their names to the Rollins School of Public Health for enrollment into the courses.

Martha Rogers
Research Professor

Holly Williams

Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing Program Details

Please note that a more nursing-related course on Complex International Humanitarian Emergencies NRSG 656 is available to graduate and doctoral students in the Fall Semester and is taught at the School of Nursing during Fall Break. Students can apply for this course through the usual process and application to the Lillian Carter Center is NOT REQUIRED.

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Elizabeth Downes
Clinical Associate Professor