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 … Continue reading 08/30/17 – Immigrant Visions & Voices: A Photovoice Exploration of Health in Chile
In this USC Immigrant Health Initiative seminar, Cynthia Willard, medical director for the Program for Torture Victims in Los Angeles, discussed health issues asylum seekers face. An assistant clinical professor at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, she is developing an asylum medicine program in the Department of Family Medicine, drawing upon her decade-long … Continue reading 04/25/17 – Health Issues in Asylum Seekers
Using nationally-representative datasets from both countries, researchers examined differences in health selection of smoking, by gender, in 2000 and 2012. In this USC Immigrant Health Initiative seminar, Annie Ro, assistant professor of public health at University of California, Irvine, presents the findings.
Learn about the pursuit of health justice among refugees and displaced people in this Immigrant Health Initiative seminar by Steven McAndrew, head of emergency operations at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
Learn what breast cancer survivorship data says about culture, acculturation and disparities in cancer care among Chinese immigrant and white survivors in this Immigrant Health Initiative Seminar by Judy Huei-yu Wang, associate professor of oncology and member of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at Georgetown University’s Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. In addition to explaining how … Continue reading 11/08/16 – Promoting Cancer Health Equity for Chinese Immigrant Women: How Culture & Access to Care Intersect
Many individuals suffering from mental disorders in need of treatment remain untreated although effective treatments are available. This lecture, hosted by the USC Immigrant Health Initiative, will examine the extent of this treatment gap in Latinos and other ethnically/racially diverse populations in the United States. Dr. Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, a clinical professor of internal medicine at the University of California, … Continue reading 04/19/16 – Bridging the Gap: Reducing Mental Health Disparities in Latino Populations at the Local Level