Associate Head of College Mark Eggerman
Mark Eggerman holds a BA in English and American Literature from Stanford University (1979), an M.Phil. in Oriental Studies (Modern Middle Eastern Studies) from Oxford University (UK), and a Higher National Diploma in Jazz, Pop & Commercial Music from Newcastle University (UK). In addition to work as a travel agent, warehouse foreman, offshore worker, and commercial translator in Saudi Arabia, he spent seven years managing television and radio audience research projects for the BBC World Service throughout the Middle East and North Africa, and went on to work for the BBC and other non-profit and commercial clients as a marketing consultant and research fieldwork manager. Mark has directed field research studies in over 20 countries, ranging from nationwide surveys to immersive ethnographic work in the Middle East, Francophone Africa, and Central Asia. He has also worked as a consultant and expert witness for law firms representing asylum appeal cases in the UK, particularly for children from Afghanistan.
Mark’s position at Yale is Research Scientist, Global Health and Area Studies, at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. His research effort is focused on child and youth health and resilience in conflict, refugee, and humanitarian settings, as part of the Conflict, Resilience, and Health Program http://www.yale.edu/macmillan/crh. Mark is also Associate Editor (Medical Anthropology) for the international academic journal Social Science & Medicine, where he reads, edits, and manages the peer review process for approximately 500 health social science research manuscripts per year.