Global Health Research
The Center is committed to addressing complex transnational public health issues affecting urban cities and beyond with an emphasis on closing the health disparity gap in underserved communities. To successfully address these challenges, the field requires innovative ways of framing transnational health issues, new tools with which to measure magnitudes and impacts, and new strategies to address them at community, national and international levels.
In response to this call, the Center fosters and conducts collaborative and transdisciplinary research with global partners through the lens of implementation science, leveraging theories and methods from diverse disciplines to influence global health programs and policy. Sponsored research and implementation science based practice includes an international focus through strategic partnering (e.g. with the UN System, NGO and private sector technical cooperation and management support entities) in major immigrant and refugee population centers.
COVID-19 and Big Cities
How do large urban areas exacerbate or mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on migrant communities? We are currently conducting a systematic review that looks at cities on a global scale to explore how policies in the future can further support migrants during emergency situations and public health crises similar to COVID-19.
Case Study: Refugees in Lebanon
Our newest project, a case study on the intersectionality of gender and refugee status and its effects on healthcare access in Lebanon, is still in development in partnership with the Institute for Migration Studies at the Lebanese American University (LAU). This project is still in development; more information is forthcoming.