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Clinician-Scientist, Queen's University, Ontario

Dr. Susan Bartels is an emergency physician and clinician-scientist at Queen’s University. In addition to practicing clinical medicine, she conducts global public health research focused on how women and children are impacted by humanitarian crises around the world. While much of her work has been in Sub-Saharan Africa, she has also worked in the Middle East with the Syrian crisis as well as in Asia and Haiti.

She is currently the lead investigator on research projects funded by the World Bank Group / Sexual Violence Research Initiative, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Enhanced Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance.

Dr. Bartels is interested in using innovative methods to improve knowledge and understanding of health-related topics in complex environments such as armed conflict, post-conflict settings and natural disasters.


  • –present
    Clinician-Scientist, Queen's University, Ontario


  • 2007 
    Harvard School of Public Health , MD, MPH, FRCPC