8th Annual Conference on Health and Humanitarian Logistics

Registration for the 8th annual Conference on Health and Humanitarian Logistics is now live online here. If you have questions about registration, rates, or other information, you may also e-mail us at humlogconf@gatech.edu.


The conference is hosted by the Georgia Tech [hhscenter.gatech.edu] Center for Health & Humanitarian Systems (CHHS) and co-organized by the INSEAD Humanitarian Research Group, the MIT Humanitarian Response Lab, and Northeastern University. The agenda features plenary panels and interactive workshops on a variety of topics related to supply chain management and logistics in global health and humanitarian response and development, as well as poster sessions on innovative research and ample opportunities for networking. Information on speakers, panel topics, health and humanitarian site visits will be available soon at: http://hhscenter.gatech.edu/conference/.


The conference will feature Keynote addresses from Principal Deputy Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Dr. Anne Schuchat, as well as President and CEO of CARE USA, Michelle Nunn, on topics related to global health emergencies and refugee response, as well as plenary panels on the below topics:


  • Building Resilient Supply Chains for Global Health
  • Strengthening Public Health Systems
  • Managing Complex Supply Chains in Refugee Crisis Response
  • Innovation and Technology for Disaster Response


If you would like to lead a break-out WORKSHOP at the conference, you may submit a 3-5 sentence abstract online (including the names and bios of all presenters) on the Conference website here before June 24, 2016Private sector companies must include a co-presenter from a non-governmental organization (NGO), governmental partner, or other organization as a demonstration of collaboration.


Limited funds are available to support students presenting accepted posters at the conference. Support includes free conference registration and up to $250 in travel expenses for students traveling in the US and up to $500 for students traveling outside of the US. To be considered for financial support, attach a single PDF file containing the items listed on the website as part of your poster submission. Poster presenter pays registration fee up front and will be reimbursed after the conference.


We look forward to hopefully seeing you in August at Georgia Tech!


2016 HHL Conference Co-Organizers

  •  Özlem Ergun, Northeastern University; co-director, Center for Health & Humanitarian Systems, Georgia Tech
  •  Jarrod Goentzel, Humanitarian Response Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Pinar Keskinocak and Julie Swann, Center for Health & Humanitarian Systems (CHHS), Georgia Tech
  • Luk Van Wassenhove, Humanitarian Research Group, INSEAD


2016 HHL Conference Program Committee

  • Mike Best, United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS) in Macao SAR, China, Director
  • Rebecca Curzon, IBM, Senior Program Manager, PMP, IBM Marketing, Communications, and Citizenship
  • George Fenton, World Vision International, Director of Humanitarian Innovation and Partnering
  • Paulo Gonçalves, Università della Svizzera italiana (Lugano) Master in Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management (MASHLM), Founder and Director; and Associate professor of Management 
  • Steven Harsono, William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan, Senior Advisor & Senior Manager, Healthcare Supply Chain
  • Erin Hasselberg, ManagerGlobal Health Supply Chains, Center for Transportation & Logistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Carmit Keddem, John Snow, Inc., Deputy Director, Health Logistics
  • Miriam (Mim) Kelly, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Senior Health Scientist, Office of the Associate Director for Science 
  • Leigh McCook, Georgia Tech, Deputy Director, Institute for People and Technology (IPaT); Division Chief of the Socio-Technical Division at Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)
  • David Sarley, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Senior Program Officer for Vaccines and Integrated Delivery
  • Becky Turner, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Emergency Management Specialist
  • Hetty Van Doorn, Avenir Analytics, Head of Competency Development and Change Management
  • Ellen Zegura, Georgia Tech, Professor and Chair, School of Computer Science, College of Computing; and professor in Computing for Good (C4G) initiative

Event Details


    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA


  • Monday, August 29, 2016
    8:00 am - Wednesday, August 31, 2016
    5:00 pm