Nichole Grossman is a visiting scholar at the Centre for Democracy and Development. She is a Ph.D. Candidate in International Relations from American University in Washington, DC. During her time in Nigeria, Nichole is conducting field research for her dissertation titled “Seeking Chronic Healthcare in Forced Migration Camp Settings: The Case of Nigeria’s Internally Displaced Persons.”
Nichole's research focuses on the intersection between forced migration and health. Centered around the reality of limited access to healthcare within conflict zones and displacement camps, her research examines how communities navigate available services, how these communities cope when needed services are limited or non-existent, and the informal institutions that are created in the absence of formal healthcare. Her research uses a mixed-methods approach. Prior to arriving in Nigeria, Nichole has lived and traveled across many countries and has conducted additional fieldwork in Ethiopia.