Amelia Reese Masterson, Research Advisor, International Medical Corps, Beirut, Lebanon
Amelia Reese Masterson is currently Research Advisor at International Medical Corps, working to build the nutrition and food security research portfolio, design and implement studies alongside health programming, and disseminate findings. Before this, she worked as a Research Fellow at the Center for Research on Population & Health at the American University of Beirut, overseeing a cluster-randomized controlled trial of a community-based women’s empowerment and nutrition program with Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. Amelia holds a Master of Public Health from Yale School of Public Health, and conducted her thesis research in partnership with UNFPA on reproductive health and gender-based violence among Syrian refugee women in Lebanon. Previously, she worked as a Research Coordinator for a USAID grant at Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition, where she conducted research to improve the nutritional content and programmatic use of US Title II food aid. Amelia has also worked with UNICEF in Syria, responding to the Iraqi refugee crisis. She has experience in research design, implementation, and analysis on reproductive health and maternal and child health and nutrition, primarily among refugee and immigrant populations. Amelia speaks English and Arabic.