Research Interests: Pastoralism, Health and Conflict, Humanitarian Response
Regions: Ethiopia, South Sudan
Hannah Wild is an MD Candidate at Stanford University School of Medicine. Her research focuses on the health of nomadic populations and more broadly, the intersection of health, armed conflict, and culture in Sub-Saharan Africa. She received her undergraduate degree in Comparative Literature from Harvard University with special fields in oral literature and ethnography. Prior to beginning medical school she received a post-graduate fellowship to conduct ethnographic fieldwork with the Nyangatom, a tribe of nomadic pastoralists in the Omo Valley of southwest Ethiopia. She spent 18 months living with the Nyangatom?s nomadic cattle camps and studying their traditional medical practices, and is fluent in the local language. She currently leads multi-institution research collaborations to develop methodology for including nomadic groups in population data and household surveys. Her research on pastoralists' role in regional conflict dynamics was cited by the 2019 United Nations Report of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan. Her work has received support from Stanford?s Center for Innovation in Global Health, Geospatial Center, and Center for African Studies, as well as the American Society for Tropical Medicine & Hygiene and Digital Globe Foundation.
Project Website: https://arcg.is/0XGrDO
Education & Certifications
Bachelor of Arts, Harvard University, Literature (2011)