Mark Eggerman

Research Scientist in Global Health and Area Studies
Associate Editor, Medical Anthropology
Social Science & Medicine

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304 York Street - Morse College
Cell: 203-500-0241

B.A. English & American Literature, Stanford University
M.Phil. Modern Middle Eastern Studies, Oxford University
HND Jazz, Pop & Commercial Music, Newcastle College, UK

Fields of Interest:  Islamic societies, social change, resilience, conflict, media, music, research design, fieldwork management

Languages:  Fluency in spoken and written Arabic and French


I work at the intersection of academic, commercial, and non-profit organizations in social sciences and health-related research.  I have managed quantitative and qualitative research projects in over 20 countries, including nationwide surveys and ethnographic studies in the Middle East, Francophone Africa, Pakistan & Afghanistan.

From 2015 to 2017, I was co-PI on a research project measuring the health and wellbeing impacts of a psychosocial intervention for Syrian refugee youth, in Jordan.  Funded by the Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC), the work led to the development of regionally-relevant research tools for measuring resilience and mental health.  For further details on this work, see: and

In 2018, I conducted fieldwork with faith-based organizations and migrants on the US-Mexico border as part of the British Council’s Bridging Voices project (2017-2020) to improve the understanding of the relationship between religion and the promotion of social justice for refugees. For further details, see:

I have also worked as an International Research Consultant for clients including the BBC World Service Trust, SAVOLA (Saudi Arabia), the Afghanistan Research & Evaluation Unit (Kabul), Intermedia Research (Washington, DC), and The Family Room LLC (Norwalk, CT). Before coming to Yale, I worked for the BBC World Service and Durham University (UK).

Selected publications:

Panter-Brick C, Eggerman, M (2018).  The field of Medical Anthropology.  Social Science & Medicine 196: 233-239.

Panter-Brick C, Hadfield K, Dajani R, Eggerman, M, Ager A, Ungar M (2018).  Resilience in context: A brief and culturally-grounded measure in Syrian refugees and Jordanian host-community adolescents. Child Development 89(5):1803-1820.

Panter-Brick C, Dajani R, Eggerman, M, Hermosilla S, Sancilio, A, Ager A (2018).  Insecurity, distress, and mental health: Experimental and randomized controlled trials of a psychosocial intervention for youth affected by the Syrian crisis. The Journal of Child Psychiatry and Psychology 59(5): 523-541.

Panter-Brick C. and Eggerman M. (2017) Anthropology and Global Mental Health: Depth, Breadth, and Relevance. In R. White and S. Jain (eds.). The Palgrave Handbook of Global Mental Health: Sociocultural Perspectives.

Sancilio A, Eggerman M, Panter-Brick C (2016). Biocultural research in global mental health: Blood pressure, mental health, and idioms of distress in an Afghan population survey. American Journal of Human Biology.

Panter-Brick, C., Grimon, M.-P., Kalin, M., Eggerman, M. (2015) Trauma memories, mental health, and resilience: A prospective study of Afghan youth. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 56(7), pp. 814-82

Rasmussen A, Ventevogel P, Sancilio A, Eggerman M, and Panter-Brick C (2014).  Comparing the validity of the self-reporting questionnaire and the Afghan symptom checklist: Dysphoria, aggression, and gender in transcultural assessment of mental health.  British Journal of Psychiatry 14(206).

Panter-Brick C, Burgess A, Eggerman M, McAllister F, Pruett K, Leckman J (2014). Engaging Fathers: Recommendations for a game change in parenting interventions based on a systematic review of the global evidence base.  Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 55(11) 1187–1212.

Eggerman M and Panter-Brick C (2014).  Life Feeds on Hope. In Jennifer Heath and Ashraf Zahedi (Eds.) Children of Afghanistan, University of Texas Press.

Panter-Brick C, Eggerman M, and Tomlinson M (2014). How Might Global Health Master Deadly Sins and Strive for Greater Virtues?  Global Health Action 7: 23411.

Riva M, Panter-Brick C, and Eggerman M (2014).  Sustainable Development and Health: From Global to Local Agenda. In P Sillitoe (Ed.) Sustainable Development in the Gulf Region.  Berghahn Books, pp.391-415.

Panter-Brick C, Grimon M, and Eggerman M (2013). Caregiver-child mental health: A prospective study in conflict and refugee settings. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 55(4) 313–327.

Todd CS, MacDonald DS, Khoshnood K, Mansoor GF, Eggerman M, Panter-Brick, C (2012).  Opiate use, treatment, and harm reduction in Afghanistan: Recent changes and future directions.  International Journal of Drug Policy 23: 341-345.

Panter-Brick C and Eggerman M (2012).  Understanding Culture, Resilience, and Mental Health: The Production of Hope. In M Ungar (ed.) The Social Ecology of Resilience: A Handbook of Theory and Practice.  New York: Springer, pp.369-86

Panter-Brick C, Goodman A, Tol W, Eggerman M. (2011) Mental Health and Childhood Adversities: A Longitudinal Study in Kabul, Afghanistan.  Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 50(4):349-363.

Eggerman M and Panter-Brick, C. (2010) Fieldwork as research process and community engagement: Experiences from the Gambia and Afghanistan.  In J. MacClancy and A. Fuentes (Eds.) Centralizing Fieldwork. Berghahn Press, pp.137-155.

Eggerman M and Panter-Brick C (2010) Suffering, hope, and entrapment: Resilience and cultural values in Afghanistan.  Social Science & Medicine 71:71-83.

Panter-Brick, C. Eggerman, M. Gonzalez, V. and Safdar, S. (2009) Violence, Suffering and Mental Health in Afghanistan: A School-Based Survey. The Lancet 374:807-16.

Panter-Brick C, Eggerman M, Mojadidi A, McDade T (2008) Social stressors, mental health, and physiological stress in an urban elite of young Afghans in Kabul.  American Journal of Human Biology 20(6):627-641.

Panter-Brick C, Wardak AW, Eggerman M and Crowther R (2005) Bio-psychological markers of mental health: research with refugee, street, and non-displaced Afghan youth in the wake of war. American Journal of Human Biology 17(2):266.

Eggerman, M  (2005) Questions for Afghanistan: The Impact of Cultural, Social, and Educational Factors on Research.  In O. Zollner (Ed.) Targeting International Audiences: Current and Future Approaches to International Broadcasting Research. Bonn: CIBAR.

Eggerman, M (2003) Afghanistan: A View from the Ground.  In O. Zollner (Ed.) Beyond Borders: Research for International Broadcasting.  Bonn: CIBAR.

Eggerman, M (2002) Representing Afghanistan.  In Afghan Media Reconstruction in Focus, BBC World Service Trust; on-line publication available at

Mytton, G and Eggerman, M (1993) International radio as a source of news.  In G. Mytton (Ed.) Global Audiences: Research for Worldwide Broadcasting. London: John Libbey.