A hub for learning, innovation, and best practice in fields related to migration and health
The Center for Immigrant, Refugee and Global Health (CIRGH) is an interdisciplinary effort of the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy. Its mission is to advance scholarship, practice and understanding of the health and related challenges faced by immigrants and refugees at local, national and global levels.

About Us

Located in the heart of Harlem, the Center focuses on practical approaches to reduce health inequities in immigrant and refugee communities, both domestically and around the world. We aim to provide a scholarly basis for the development of healthy urban centers, equitable access to health services, and a deeper understanding of the linkages between migrant health and health disparities. 

The Lancet Palestinian Health Alliance (LPHA) in collaboration with the Institute of Community and Public Health (ICPH) at Birzeit University (BZU), and the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) are happy to invite you to the 12th LPHA annual conference.

The LPHA comprises a collaboration of Palestinian, regional and international researchers, committed to the highest scientific standards in describing, analyzing and evaluating the health and health care of Palestinians, in order to contribute to the international scientific literature and to develop local evidence-based policy and practices. 

The conference will be conducted on 21-23 November 2022 from remote, and will be streamed live on the Institute of Community and Public Health’s Youtube channel and Facebook page.

Recent studies, including a systematic review done by the Center for Immigrant, Refugee, and Global Health (CIRGH) in 2022, highlight the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 –and other public health crises– on migrant populations, particularly in large urban settings. This webinar brings together researchers from a variety of institutions to discuss what has been learned about migrant health policy in urban areas facing public health crises and how these lessons can inform future policy and action. Speakers will highlight the impact of exclusion, promising strategies for integration and social connection, and the role of civil society in serving vulnerable migrant groups, among other themes.

Join us on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 from 9:00-10:30am EDT for this webinar, which is meant to stimulate discussion and exchange of ideas. It will include short presentations and interaction with participants.


The MS in Global and Migrant Health Policy is designed to provide working professionals with the content expertise and research methods required to formulate and evaluate global and migrant health policies and programs. The program’s core curriculum content is rooted in public health competencies while its context is framed within global and national health policy affecting migrant populations.

Join CUNY SPH for an information session specifically on the MS in Global and Migrant Health Policy on Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 12:00-1:00pm EST.