2019 Awarded Projects

Binational Team Projects

Tracing Mobility and Care Trajectories. Migrants and Asylum Seekers’ Experiences in the US-Mx Border
Principal Investigators: Thomas Csordas, University of California, San Diego, Anthropology, and Olga Odgers Ortiz, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte (COLEF), Departamento de Estudios Sociales
Funding amount: $20,412

Risk and Resilience among Asylum Seekers Waiting in Ciudad Juarez and Tijuana
Principal Investigators: Josiah Heyman, University of Texas at El Paso, Center for Inter-American and Border Studies, and María Dolores París Pombo, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Departamento de Estudios Culturales
Funding amount: $25,000

Molcular Epidemiology to Guide HIV and Health Services in Mobile Populations across Mesoamerica
Principal Investigators: Sanjay Mehta, UC San Diego School of Medicine, and Santiago Avila-Rios, Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Respiratorias, Centro de Investigación en Enfermedades Infecciosas
Funding amount: $23,000

UndocuAging: A Binational Study on Older Mexican Undocumented Migrants and Deportees’ Mental Health
Principal Investigators: San Juanita Garcia, UC Santa Barbara Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, and Verónica Montes de Oca Zavala, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM), Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales
Funding amount: $25,000

Urban Border Ecologies & Environmental Health Among Tijuana’s Homeless Population
Principal Investigators: Seth Holmes, UC Berkeley, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, and Ietza Bojorquez, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte (COLEF), Estudios de Población
Funding amount: $22,000

Militarization and HIV Risk Vulnerability among US-Mexico Border Immigrants
Principal Investigators: Julia Lechuga, The University of Texas at El Paso,
Public Health Sciences, and Oscar Esparza, Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juarez,  Departamento de Psicología
Funding amount: $23,000

Graduate Student Projects

Assessing Kidney Function in Relation to Heat Stress in Migrant Farm Workers
By: Nicolas Lopez-Galvez
Institution: University of Arizona, Environmental Health Sciences, PhD Dissertation Project
Funding amount: $5,000

Open Wounds: Gang-Involved Undocumented Latina Mothers and Violence in the Borderlands
By: Katherine Lucia Maldonado
Institution: UC Riverside, Sociology, PhD Dissertatio Project
Funding amount: $5,000

How can HIV care transition be improved when U.S. ICE returns detained Mexican citizens to Mexico?
By: Alyson Rose-Wood
Institution: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Department of Health Policy and Management, DrPH Dissertation Project
Funding amount: $5,000

DSM-V Cross-Cutting Symptom Variance in Undocumented/Documented Latinx Immigrants
By: Araceli Aguirre
Institution: California Lutheran University, Graduate School of Psychology, PsyD Dissertation Project
Funding amount: $5,000