Ms. Nancy M. Dorsinville

Bell Fellow, School of Public Health; Harvard Center for Popul. and Devel
Cambridge, Massachusetts
United States

Focus Areas

Economic Security
Disaster Planning / Response
Policy & Education
Conflict Resolution
Social Justice
Gender-Based Violence


Nancy Dorsinville is currently the Senior Policy Advisor for the UN Office of the Special Envoy to Haiti (OSE), where she focuses on policy issues for vulnerable populations, namely internally displaced populations (IDPs) and in particular gender main streaming, orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and the handicapped. She is the liaison for the OSE and the government of Haiti (GOH) ministries responsible for these transversal issues. Originally from Haiti, she is an Anthropologist and prior to joining the OSE was a Research Associate at the Harvard School of Public Health, where her research areas included HIV stigma, health disparities and gender-based violence (GBV). She served as director of HIV prevention education for the city of NY and has a long standing affiliation with the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), under whose umbrella she conducted a country-wide diagnostic of the health care system in Haiti in conjunction with the Haitian Ministry of Health (MSPP) and Partners in Health. She has done extensive field work with Dr Paul Farmer and continues to be part of his Global Health teaching team at Harvard University.