08/30/17 – Immigrant Visions & Voices: A Photovoice Exploration of Health in Chile

Immigrant Visions & Voices: A Photovoice Exploration of Health in Chile

In the last three decades, Chile has witnessed a considerable influx of immigrants, the majority from other Latin American countries. These individuals may experience a particular vulnerability and unique set of social determinants that affect their health and well-being, thus creating a need for research in this area.

Through collaboration with the Center for Health Equity in the Americas at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, University of Chile School of Public Health and Municipality of Recoleta, a research team including Justin Trop, Keck School medical student, and Mellissa Withers, assistant professor of preventive medicine, carried out a community-based study using photovoice, a participatory research method through which members of the community—in this case, immigrants of Recoleta, Santiago—reflected and represented their lived experiences related to health and well-being through photography and narrative. Justin and Professor Withers will give a presentation of the study, and the photos and narratives will be shared in an exposition. For any questions, please contact Justin Trop at trop@usc.edu or Mellissa Withers at mwithers@usc.edu.


Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Soto Street Building (SSB) 1, Room 301
USC Health Sciences Campus
Lunch Provided

This seminar is hosted by the USC Immigrant Health Initiative in collaboration with the USC Center for Health Equity in the Americas and USC Institute for Global Health.