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Chen Reis

Biography

Dr. Chen Reis (@chenreis1) is a clinical associate professor and director of the Humanitarian Assistance Program at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver. She has over two decades of experience in the human rights and humanitarian sectors with a focus on gender and gender-based violence and continues to engage in policy and practice-relevant work. Her research focuses on the humanitarian system including: humanitarian system responses to gender-based violence; the roots of gendered violence in the humanitarian system; and the role of humanitarian education in the transformation of humanitarianism. She has published academic as well as policy and practitioner focused pieces and is the co-author of "Becoming an international aid worker" (2017, Elsevier). Dr. Reis holds a PhD from UNSW Australia, and MPH from Johns Hopkins University, and a JD from Columbia University.

Highlighted Works

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"Becoming an International Aid Worker"
by Chen Reis and Tania Bernath, Elsevier
(2017)

"Gender-based violence against adolescent girls in humanitarian settings: A review of the evidences"
by Lindsay Stark, Ilana Seff, and Chen Reis, Lancet Child and Adolescent Health
(2020)

"Gender-Based Violence in the Context of Armed Conflict"
by Chen Reis and Beth Vann, in the Handbook of International Disaster Psychology
(2005)

"Sexual and reproductive health in conflict areas: the imperative to address violence against women"
by J. Cottingham, C. Garcia-Moreno, and Chen Reis, BJOG
(2008)

 

Books and Book Chapters

Reis, Chen, and Tania Bernath. Becoming an international humanitarian aid worker. Elsevier (2017).


“Ethical, safety, and methodological issues related to collection and use of data on sexual violence in conflict” in Prosecuting Sexual Violence as an International Crime: Interdisciplinary Approaches. Intersentia (2012).


Reis, Chen, and Lynn Lawry, “Gender Based Violence’ in Public Health Guide for Emergencies.” International Federation of Red Cross (2008).


“Research methodologies,” in Public Health and Human Rights: Evidence-Based Approaches. Johns Hopkins University Press (2007).


Reis, Chen, and Beth Vann, “Gender-Based Violence in the Context of Armed Conflict” in Handbook of International Disaster Psychology, Gilbert Reyes & Gerard A. Jacobs (Eds). Praeger Publishers (2005). 


Journal Articles

"Gender-based violence against adolescent girls in humanitarian settings: A review of the evidence," with I. Seff and L. Stark, Lancet Child and Adolescent Health (November 2020).


"Sexual and reproductive health in conflict areas: the imperative to address violence against women," with J. Cottingham and C. Garcia-Moreno,  BJOG 115:3 (February 2008).


"Physician participation in human rights abuses in Southern Iraq," with L.L. Amowitz, G. Kim, J.L. Asher, and V. Iacopino, JAMA 291 (2004).


"Physicians for Human Rights Child Rights Groups, Child labour in India: a health and human rights perspective," Lancet (Extreme Medicine) 362 (2003).


"Child labor. A matter of health and human rights," with R. Mathews and V. Iacopino, J Ambul Care Manage 2 (April-June 2003).


"Maternal mortality in Herat Province, Afghanistan, in 2002: An Indicator of Women's Human Rights," with L.L. Amrowitz and V. Iacopino, JAMA 288 (2002).


"Prevalence of war-related sexual violence and other human rights abuses among internally displaced persons and Sierra Leone," with L.L. Amrowitz, K.H. Lyons, B. Vann, B. Mansaray, A.M. Akinsulure-Smith, L. Taylor, and V. Iacopino, JAMA (2002).


"Trying the future, avenging the past: The implications of prosecuting children for participation in internal armed conflict," Columbia Human Rights Law Review 629 (Summer 1997).


Commentary and Other Publications

Primary Author, "Call to Action on Protection from Gender-based Violence in Emergencies Road Map 2016-2020: 2019 Progress Report" (2020).


Primary Author, "Call to Action, Call to Action on Protection from Gender-based Violence in Emergencies Road Map 2016-2020: 2018 Progress Report" (2019).


Contributing Author, "Rapid Review of the inclusion of People with Disabilities and Older People in Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Humanitarian Interventions" (2019).


Primary Author, "Women’s Refugee Commission, Where Do We Go From Here? Moving Forward with the Gender Equality Objective of the Call to Action Road Map" (2018).