Dr. Michael VanRooyen is a professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health. He is the founder of the Humanitarian Academy at Harvard, an educational program advancing humanitarian professionalism in the field of medicine. He is the author of the textbook Emergent Field Medicine, and has been published in over 70 publications on the topic of international emergency medicine and humanitarian assistance.
Dr. VanRooyen has served as an emergency physician in over thirty countries, including Rwanda, North Korea, Iraq, Darfur-Sudan, Somalia, Bosnia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has advised as a relief expert for Oxfam, Physicians for Human Rights, Save the Children, and many other non-governmental organizations, and served as policy advisor to UN OCHA and the World Health Organization. He has consulted as a physician with NASA, the US Secret Service, and the US Public Health Service.