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Migrant Health

gh topics insetEGHI supports Emory faculty and students addressing migrant health issues around the world. Specific projects focus on a wide range of topics including globalization and migration, health disparities, and non-communicable diseases and neglected tropical diseases among migrant populations.

Canada, Germany, India, Mexico, and the United States

Venkat Narayan, Professor of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health and EGHI Faculty Distinction Fund Awardee, received a 2007 EGHI Seed Grant to establish a Research Program to Examine Globalization, Global Migration and Health.


Migrant Health in Chennai, India: Assessing Diabetes Burden in Migrant and Non-migrant Urban Populations, 2012 Student Field Scholar Project.

United States

Juan Leon, Assistant Professor of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health and an EGHI Faculty Distinction Fund Awardee, is working on a project entitled Reducing Health Disparities by Addressing Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in Metropolitan Atlanta. Latin American immigrants may bring NTDs acquired in their home countries when they immigrate to the US, where healthcare providers are ill equipped to treat them. The goal of this project is to assess: 1) the knowledge of Metro Atlanta healthcare providers on NTDs; 2) the health seeking strategies of Latin American immigrants; 3) effective health communication strategies for NTDs for both immigrants and providers; and 4) develop a health resource for Latin American immigrants and their providers to minimize health disparities.
Assessment and Enhancement of Knowledge of Neglected Infections of Poverty Among Medical Providers who Serve the Latino Immigrant Population in Metropolitan Atlanta, 2012 Student Field Scholar Project
Attitudes and Knowledge of Chagas Disease among Latin American Immigrants and Medical Care Providers in Georgia, 2011 Student Field Scholar Project.
Hansen's Disease in the State of Georgia: A Modern Appraisal of an Ancient Disease, 2009 Student Field Scholar Project.
Carlos Franco-Paredes, Assistant Professor at the Emory University School of Medicine and the Rollins School of Public Health, received a 2008 EGHI Seed Grant to develop the Global Health Without Travel Program. The purpose of this program was to define the epidemiology and treatment of neglected tropical diseases among refugees and immigrants living in the State of Georgia.

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