Wednesday,September 10, 12:30pm
Biomedical Research Facility, School of Medicine, Conference Room 5A03
*Lunch will be provided
The United States has expelled nearly 2 million persons since 2009. Relatively little research exists on the potential ramifications of this unprecedented event on health and well being. This talk will highlight notable findings relating to understanding deportation in the context of the northern US-Mexico border and southern Mexico-Guatemala border regions. Research is being conducted by three leading researchers in the field of migration and health and it features the potential health vulnerabilities that deported migrants may experience in the context of converging social forces including drug trafficking, sex tourism and poverty.
Victoria Ojeda is an Associate Professor in the Division of Global Public Health in the Department of Medicine at UCSD. She conducts qualitative and quantitative research on substance use, HIV/AIDS, and mental health issues, with a focus on Latino deportees, and injection drug users.
Kimberly Brouwer is an Associate Professor in the Division of Global Public Health in the Department of Medicine at UCSD. She researches the spatial and molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases, studying the dynamic between the host and environment, and how this relates to susceptibility to and spread of infections.
Shira Goldenberg is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Gender and Sexual Health Initiative of the Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and the Division of AIDS in the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. She conducts qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research on social and structural factors shaping HIV/STI risk among mobile, vulnerable populations in Canada and Latin America.