Heather StobaughAssistant Researcher (Former Employee)
Heather was an assistant researcher at the center in 2011 and 2013. She provided research and operational support to the “Lessons Learned from the Somalia Famine” project.
Heather has previously worked on the HUNASP/ACAPS and CIDA Food Security projects and has worked on several projects in Ethiopia through CARE and Save the Children.
Heather holds an M.S. in food policy and applied nutrition and a Master of Public Health from Tufts University.
Feinstein Research Projects
The ultimate goal of The Assessment Capacities Project (ACAPS) is more effective, efficient, and appropriate humanitarian responses to crises. The aim is to achieve this by promoting better-informed and more evidence-driven responses, specifically by supporting a process of coordinated needs assessment which is timely, coherent, and appropriate to context, with results that are accessible and relevant to decision makers.Read More
Lessons Learned from the Somalia Famine and the Greater Horn of Africa Crisis 2011-2012 Desk Review of Literature
On July 20, 2011, the UN declared a famine in South Central Somalia, which killed some 260,000 people (Checchi and Robinson 2013). Though Somalia was the worst affected country, the…Read More
The Use of Evidence in Humanitarian Decision Making ACAPS Operational Learning Paper
This paper reports the results of a study undertaken during 2012 by Tufts University for the Assessment Capacities Project (ACAPS), as part of the latter’s “Operational Learning” strand of work….Read More