Building on deep institutional expertise and partnerships in urban health, the CIRGH explores the linkages between domestic and global health, combining the theory and practice of biomedical, social and implementation sciences. The primary focus is on complex transnational public health issues affecting urban settings with an emphasis on closing the health disparity gap in underserved communities.  Major topics include:

  • implementation science approaches and methods to advance policies and programs that mitigate social disparities in access to health services
  • origins and persistence of health and social disparities and the historical and geographic development of health and nutrition projects, programs and institutions
  • challenges facing women as immigrants, refugees and leaders in health
  • how leading-edge service-delivery institutions learn
  • development and growth of health solidarity within and among communities
  • health challenges and contributions of immigrants and refugees to global health.

The CIRGH hosts and supports specific inter-institutional partnerships focused on developing a broader perspective on the multidimensional transnational influences on the health of individuals, communities and nations, with a particular focus on migration.