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The Health of Undocumented Latinx Immigrants: What We Know and Future Directions for Research

Posted: 1/24/2020 (CSDE Seminar Series)

Undocumented Latinx immigrants experience unique factors prior to migration, during migration, and after migration that subsequently shape their health. This Friday, CSDE Affiliate and Executive Committee Member India Ornelas from the UW Department of Health Services in the School of Public Health will summarize the limited but growing literature highlighting how exposure to trauma, immigration enforcement, changes to social networks, and discrimination negatively affect the mental and physical health of undocumented Latinx immigrants. Ornelas will also discuss how policies can promote such immigrants’ health and directions for future research including the use of interdisciplinary approaches and intersectional frameworks to address health inequities. Conducting research with undocumented Latinx immigrant communities requires community engagement, assurance of confidentiality, and creative recruitment and retention strategies.

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Date: 01/31/2020

Time: 12:30 - 1:30 PM

Location: 121 Raitt Hall