Immigration, Immigrants and Health Conditions, Health Status, and Policies: Examining Multilevel and Multidimensional Models and Approaches


This workshop is designed to work with researchers who examine health disparities/conditions, and health equity as it pertains to immigrant populations. A significant part of America's changing demography lies with the growth and composition of contemporary immigrants to the U.S. A vast majority of immigrants are individuals and families from Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Immigrants can be differentiated as refugees, legally or formally admitted immigrants, and undocumented.

Topics covered include the following: "the immigrant (epidemiological) health paradox"; health status and access factors; the roles of culture, acculturation, and language; U.S. health policies, socio-political structures, and immigrants; capturing and measuring the multi-dimensional immigrant experience; transnational ties and health; health and countries of origin; data resources and limitations; and analytical approaches incorporating multi-level models.

This workshop is sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and ICPSR's Health and Medical Care Archive and the Resource Center for Minority Data.

Prerequisite: Prospective participants should have a demonstrated interest in health and immigrant populations, with good analytical and conceptual skills.

Applications: Apply using the Summer Program Portal (by clicking on the "Registration" tab at the top of this page) to provide your information and select the course. Upload the following required documents via the Portal:

  • Cover letter or one-page statement of your research interests and workshop goals
  • Current curriculum vita
  • Graduate student applicants must also include a letter of recommendation from their faculty adviser

Deadline: Deadline for application is May 1, 2015.

Enrollment is limited to 25. A team of instructors will participate in this five-day workshop.

Fee: There will be no tuition fees for accepted participants. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will offer travel stipends ($500 maximum) for a limited number of participants to attend the workshop. With your application materials, please indicate your desire to receive a travel stipend.

Tags: immigration, immigrants, health status

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