PIMSA’s 2016 Funded Projects

In 2002, key research and funding institutions from Mexico and the United States recognized the health of Mexican migrants as a mutual responsibility given the major contributions to the economic and social development of both the United States and Mexico. As a result, the Research Programs on Migration and Health, (PIMSA for its Spanish acronym), was created. The objective of PIMSA is to generate comprehensive knowledge in the field of migration and health by funding joint binational research in order to educate and influence key decision-makers to create policies that improve the health and quality of life for immigrants in the U.S. and Mexico. See below to see which projects were selected for funding this cycle!


Addressing IPV and Unintended Pregnancy in Health Care Settings among Adolescents in Mexico
By: Argentina E. Servin and Yolanda Palma Cabrera

Sexual Harassment in the Agricultural Workplace
By: Stephen A. McCurdy and María Elena Rivera Heredia

Bi-national perspectives on adolescent childbearing, obesity, diabetes and cesarean sections
By: Claire Brindis and Jorge Arturo Cardona Pérez

Mexican migrant MSM, sexual networks, and HIV prevention hotspots in San Bernardino County
By: Susan Cassels and Carlos Magis Rodriguez

Effect of Cultural Barriers in the Perception of Occupational Risk in Mexican Migrant Workers
By: Gabriel Ibarra-Mejía AND Aurora Irma Máynez-Guaderrama

Health and Psychosocial Emotional Identity in Migrants and Non-migrants in Mexico and the U.S.
By: Robin E. Gearing and Maria del R. Silva

HIV Access to Prevention and Care: Assessment of Latino Immigrant Laborers in Rural California
By: Rita M. Melendez, Jorge Zepeda and Rafael Samaniego

Mujer Saludable on the US-Mexico Border: A Promotora-led Adaptation and Expansion of Sexual Health
By: Rosi Andrade and Martha Miker


Addressing IPV and Unintended Pregnancy in Health Care Settings among Adolescents in Mexico
By: Miriam Alvarez

Perturbation Training for Preventing Falls among Hispanic Workers: A Pilot Study
By: Patrick Anthony Cereceres

HIV/AIDS and HPV co-infection in Northern and Southern Mexico border regions
By: Celina I. Valencia

Using parent-child interaction tasks to study the effect of PTSD on Mexican mother-child relations
By: Diego Garcia-Huidobro

Tomato Workers Perspective on Occupational Health and Work Organization
By: Rachel Kelley

Addressing the Reproductive and Sexual Health Needs of Mexican American Men in the US-Mexico Border
By: Jacob Martinez

Living Conditions, Mental Health Outcomes & Protective Factors in Urban Latino Migrant Day Laborers
By: Samantha Ngo