About Me

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Elke Johanna de Buhr, PhD, is a senior researcher at Charite Medical School (Humboldt University/Free University of Berlin) and an adjunct assistant professor at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (Tulane University of New Orleans). 

Her research focuses on the rights and protection of children and the health and wellbeing of people of all ages. She has worked extensively in the areas of survey data collection, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and capacity building primarily in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia implementing projects financed by the US Department of Labor (USDOL), CDC, the International Criminal Court (ICC), UNAIDS, UNICEF, UN-OCHA, the World Bank, the European Union, Fairtrade International, Reprieve International and Walk Free Foundation, among others. 

From 2012 to 2017 she was the Co-PI on a USDOL-funded grant tasked with collecting survey data on child labor, health and education in the West African cocoa sector. Subsequently, she continued her work on child labor and forced labor with collaborations with Walk Free Foundation and Fairtrade International.