Co-Director, BIDMC Fellowship in Disaster Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Amalia Voskanyan is the Director of International Relations for the International Projects Division of the BIDMC Department of Emergency Medicine and the Co-Director of the BIDMC Fellowship in Disaster Medicine. She also serves as a consultant to the White House Medical Unit. She works extensively around the world on international health-related programs, and has over 20 years’ experience in global healthcare and international relations. In addition to these activities, Amalia has worked extensively in post-earthquake Haiti, where she provided medical leadership to both the “Be Like Brit” and “Child in Hand” organizations. Through these roles, Amalia helped guide healthcare programs for children in Haiti orphaned by the 2010 earthquake. In this capacity, she directed Fellows and led US teams providing medical and psychosocial care and education.
Amalia has earned a number of awards and honored positions, including the American International Health Alliance (AIHA) Excellence in Nursing Administration award in Moscow, and has been an invited delegate at numerous global healthcare conferences, including the Armenian Nurses Association in Boston, the AIHA Global Medicine conference in Atlanta Georgia, the International Conference on Emergency and Disaster Medicine in Abu Dhabi, and the Sino-American Conference on Disaster Medicine in Tianjin, China.
Since 1997, Amalia Voskanyan has played a key role in numerous international programs. She served as educational liaison for the Belarus-University of Massachusetts Medical Partnership Program, and as part of a BIDMC delegation to Panama. She participated in meetings with Mikhail Gorbachev in Moscow on healthcare infrastructure development for Russia, and was selected to serve on the organizing committee for the International Emergency and Disaster Medicine Conference in Abu Dhabi. She provided medical leadership to several non-governmental organizations in post-earthquake Haiti, and was appointed to the organizing committee for the Ebola Roundtable discussion with West African Ambassadors at Harvard University. She also co-chaired the organizing committee for the Symposium on Emerging Infections at Harvard Medical School. In 2017, she served on the organizing committee for the Franco-American Conference on Emergency Medicine and Counter-Terrorism Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and as co-chair of the organizing committee for the 2nd International Conference on Emergency and Disaster Medicine in Abu Dhabi. In 2018, she was the chair of the organizing committee for the International Conference on Humanitarian Crises held at the Harvard Club in Boston.