Refugees and Internally Displaced People
Keywords: Refugees, Internally Displaced People, Violent Extremism, Epidemiology, Human Rights
Professor Hutson’s research focuses on measuring the health and mental health impacts of natural disasters and armed conflict using advanced population-based survey methodologies. In his work, he assisted in developing some of the initial technology that utilized geocoded satellite/aerial photographs to sample households in difficult environments. Additional work led to improvements in sample weights to more accurately represent the population using these methods. Professor Hutson has conducted multiple surveys in Idaho, South Lebanon, the Syrian-Lebanon border, the Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, and greater Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Additionally, his work has also looked at how social exclusion and experiences with violence are related to violent extremism. This research has been funded by a variety of governmental, non-governmental, and multilateral organizations. Professor Hutson was a Visiting Professor of Social Work at Lebanese American University in Beirut, Lebanon in 2007-08 and was a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Social Justice and Conflict Resolution at Lebanese American University in 2016.
Current Research and Research Goals:
Professor Hutson is examining best practices in countering and preventing violent extremism in youth and young adults.
National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Jefferson Science Fellow at the US Department of State
Bureau of Counterterrorism
Office of Countering Violent Extremism