A Research Fellow at CRED, Olivier Degomme obtained a medical degree from the University of Ghent, an MPH from the University of Louvain (UCL) and is currently a PhD candidate at the UCL. He has been working at CRED since 2003 where he did research on excess mortality, particularly in Iraq and Darfur. He worked together with the WHO on the 2005 Mortality Survey in Darfur and with UNHCR in an analysis of data collection systems in refugee settings. His special interests are public health and epidemiology in complex emergencies.
David Hargitt is the Data Manager for the Complex Emergency Database. He is in charge of data collection for CE-DAT, NGO and intergovernmental contacts, and also coordinates workshops and conferences. He did his Bachelor's degree in Biology at Hartwick College, New York, a Master's in Human Ecology at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), and a Master's in Cartography and Remote Sensing at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB).