Center of Expertise on Migration and Health — First Annual Research Training Workshop

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May 13-14, 2010, Weaver Conference Center, UC San Diego

The UC Center of Expertise on Migration and Health (COEMH), Is a component of the UC-wide Global Health Institute). The COEMH is a ten-campus, interdisciplinary program whose mission is to improve health and eliminate health disparities of international migrants, refugees, and internally displaced people around the world (see http://www.ucghi.universityofcalifornia.edu/coes/migration-and-health/index.aspx for further information).

The COEMH’s first annual, interdisciplinary Research Training Workshop will serve as a showcase for research being undertaken by graduate students and recent postdoctoral scholars throughout the UC system relating to migration and health. UC faculty members will serve as discussants, providing expert feedback on the students’ work and commenting on its relevance to their own research. Additional mentoring will be provided through one-on-one meetings between participating students and faculty members.

A selection of papers presented at the workshop will be published electronically as COEMH Working Papers and edited for publication as a special issue of a peer- ‐reviewed journal. A prize for the best paper will also be awarded.

Workshop Organizing Committee: Wayne Cornelius (UCSD), Coordinator; Frank Bean (UCI), Claire Brindis (UCSF), Robin DeLugan (UC Merced)

Agenda and Participants

Thursday, May 13

8:30 am
Welcome and Introductions

8:35 am
Session 1: Child Health and Family Dynamics

Luz Becerra (UCD)

Naomi Schapiro (UCSF)

Rosa Maria Sternberg (UCSF)

Kristin Yarris (UCLA)

Faculty Discussant: Sylvia Guendelman (UCB)

10:15 am
Coffee break

10:30 am
Session 2: Immigrant Incorporation and Generational Well-being

Rennie Lee (UCLA)

Carolyn Zambrano (UCIGeorgiana Bostean (UCI)

Ayman Tailakh (UCLA)

Faculty Discussant: Frank Bean (UCI)

12:15 pm
Lunch and Keynote Address

Jay Silverman (Harvard School of Public Health), “Sex Trafficking: A Dark and Neglected Corner of Gender-based Violence and HIV Risk”

1:45 pm
Session 3: Occupational and Environmental Health

Chelsea Eastman (UCD)

Shira Goldenberg (UCSD)

Angela Robertson (UCSD)

Barbara Baquero (UCSD)

Faculty Discussant: Marc Schenker (UCD)

5:30 pm
Dinner and Keynote Address

Sylvia Guendelman (UCB),

“Birth Outcomes of Mexican immigrant Mothers: Advantages in the Midst of inequalities?”

Friday, May 14

8:45 am
Session 4: Women’s and Reproductive Health

Gloria Giraldo (UCLA)

Alexandra Minnis (UCB)

Maryada Vallet (UCLA)

Liliana Quezada & Katie Kessler (UCSD)

Faculty Discussant: Claire Brindis (UCSF)

10:30 am
Coffee break

10:45 am
Session 5: Health Care and Immigration Policy

Cassie Herzog (UCD)

Helen Marrow (UCB)

Rebecca Hester (UCSC/UI)

Jennifer Miller-Thayer (UCR)

Faculty Discussants: Wayne Cornelius (UCSD), Steffanie Strathdee (UCSD)

12:15 pm
Lunch and adjournment

1:00-3:00 pm
Meeting of COEMH Steering Committee


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