Summer Institute on Migration and Global Health


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13th Summer Institute on Migration and Global Health

Oakland, California, U.S.A.
June 18 – 21, 2018

The Summer Institute on Migration and Global Health is a unique international event offering researchers, faculty, graduate students, and professionals the opportunity to learn about the most relevant topics of migration and global health.

Through a combination of lectures and workshops, participants will receive the latest information on issues that affect mobile populations around the world while also acquiring research skills. They will have the opportunity to network with world experts on public health, public policy, and social science.

Experts from international organizations, government agencies, and professors from renowned universities in the U.S., Latin America, and Europe will address the following topics: current and historical trends on migration and global health; access to health care; health promotion; refugee health; mental health; research methodologies for migrant and refugee populations; best practices to work with vulnerable and underserved displaced people; and current political issues related to migrants and refugees.

More information and registration for 2018 coming up.


2017 Summer Institute on Migration and Global Health presentations:

Migration and Global Health: Historical & Current Trends
Marc Schenker, UC Davis

How Healthy/Unhealthy are Migrants and Why?
Alfonso Rodriguez-Lainz, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Bioethical aspects of immigration policy, the case of Mexico – USA
Manuel Ruiz de Chavez, National Commission of Bioethics of Mexico

Moving from Research to Public Policy
Stephen P. Wallace, UC Los Angeles

California Health Interview Survey: Data Tools to Assess Migrant Health
Bogdan Rau, UC Los Angeles

2nd Global Consultation on Migrant Health: Resetting the Agenda
Davide Mosca, International Organization for Migration

Mexican Efforts to Improve the Health of their Migrants
Gilberto Luna, Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles

Immigrant Workers: Health and Safety in the Workplace
Kevin Riley, UC Los Angeles

Refugee Health (Presentation from panelist in bold below)
Moderator: Emily Wen, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Marisa Ramos, California Department of Public Health
• Martin Zogg, International Rescue Committee
• Wael Al-Delaimy, UC San Diego

Violence, Migration, and Public Health
Michael Rodriguez, UC Los Angeles

The Role of Civic Society in Addressing Migrant Health Issues (Panel III) (Presentation from panelist in bold below)
Moderator: Xochitl Castañeda, UC Berkeley
• Cynthia Buiza, California Immigrant Policy Center
• Anabella Bastida, Council of Mexican Federations (COFEM)
Stella Kim, Senior Manager of Community Advocacy, California Pan-Ethnic Health Network


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