His books include Concepts of Epidemiology (OUP 2002, 2nd edition OUP 2008) and igration, Ethnicity, race and Health, (OUP 2003, 2nd edition OUP 2014). His academic publications include about 300 journal articles, on topics including Legionnaires’ disease, primary care epidemiology, environmental epidemiology and ethnicity and health.
He is currently focusing on ethnic variations in disease, with a special emphasis how to respond to this knowledge with more effective public health interventions and clinical services, particularly around cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.
As Chairman of the Management Executive Committee he was leader of the 19th World Congress of Epidemiology 2011, held in Edinburgh. Currently, he is chairman of the Executive Committee of the First World Congress on Migration, Ethnicity, Race and Health to be held in Edinburgh in 2018.
Raj Bhopal has enjoyed several honours and prizes, most notably being appointed CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in 2001.
Her leadership to improve the health and the quality of life of underserved populations is widely recognized. In 1999, she received the National Mexican Award on Social Science and Medicine. In 2010, the California Latino Legislative Caucus honored her with the National Sprit Award for her leadership to improve the health of Latino immigrants in the U.S.
Xóchitl has over 150 publications and has served as a consultant for more than 37 national and international institutions. She has also served in the Boards of Directors, and other honorable membership positions of 20 organizations and programs including, the California Wellness Foundation; the Kaiser Permanente Latino Health Advisory Committee; the CDC National Diabetes Education Program; the Latino Coalition for a Healthy California; the United Health Care Children's Foundation; and the National Council of Mexican Federations in North America (COFEM). She has contributed to the editorial board to 14 professional publications. She has presented the results of her academic and advocacy work in over 500 national/international conferences, symposiums, policy briefings, and other events.
Xóchitl's vision and commitment has lead to the creation of nationally recognized health programs for underserved populations. Under her direction, HIA has coordinated for 16 consecutive years Binational Health Week, one of the largest mobilization efforts in the Americas to improve the wellbeing of Latino immigrants. She has created of the Annual Binational Policy Forum on Migration and Global Health, a collaboration among 30 Universities and over 200 agencies. She is also the founder of the "Athena Network" (Red Atenea) a world organization for Mental Health of Mobile Populations. She has signed 50 Memorandums of Understandings with local, state and federal institutions. Through all these strategies, hundreds of thousands of low-income families have been served.
Dr. Derose has led and co-led several CBPR studies funded by NIH on urban religious congregations' capacity for addressing health disparities, including issues such as cancer screening, HIV, mental health, substance use, and obesity. She also led the development of a research partnership between the UN World Food Program and RAND to address the food insecurity and nutritional needs of people living with HIV in Latin America. She also examines Latino immigrants' health care access and quality in the United States and has worked collaboratively with urban public parks to increase community physical activity.
Dr. Derose is bilingual (English-Spanish), having lived and worked in community health and development in Latin America for six years before coming to RAND. She is recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent career, and a former Fulbright Scholar to Ecuador.
Gjelten's latest book is A Nation of Nations: A Great American Immigration Story, published in 2015. The book recounts the impact on America of the 1965 Immigration Act, which officially opened the country's doors to immigrants of color.
Since joining NPR in 1982 as labor and education reporter, Gjelten has won numerous awards for his work, including two Overseas Press Club Awards, a George Polk Award, and a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a regular panelist on the PBS program "Washington Week", and a member of the editorial board at World Affairs Journal. A graduate of the University of Minnesota, he began his professional career as a public school teacher and freelance writer.
Dean Johnson has published extensively on immigration law and civil rights. Published in 1999, his book How Did You Get to Be Mexican? A White/Brown Man's Search for Identity was nominated for the 2000 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. Dean Johnson’s latest book,Immigration Law and the US-Mexico Border (2011), received the Latino Literacy Now's International Latino Book Awards – Best Reference Book. Dean Johnson blogs at ImmigrationProf, and is a regular contributor on immigration on SCOTUSblog.
A regular participant in national and international conferences, Dean Johnson has also held leadership positions in the Association of American Law Schools and is the recipient of an array of honors and awards. He is quoted regularly by the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and other national and international news outlets.
A magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, where he served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review, Dean Johnson earned an A.B. in economics from UC Berkeley, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. After law school, he clerked for the Honorable Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and worked as an attorney at the international law firm of Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe. Dean Johnson has served on the board of directors of Legal Services of Northern California since 1996 and currently is President of the board. From 2006-11, he served on the board of directors of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, the leading Mexican-American civil rights organization in the United States.
Dean Johnson is the recipient of many awards and honors, including the Association of American Law Schools Minority Groups Section Clyde Ferguson Award (2004), the Hispanic National Bar Association Law Professor of the Year award (2006), the National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies Scholar of the Year award (2008), the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) Romero Vive Award (2012), and the Centro Legal de la Raza Outstanding Achievements in the Law Award (2015). In 2003, he was elected to the American Law Institute.
Ms. Leppink holds a JD from the University of Minnesota Law School and BSc in Psychology from the University of Washington. Prior to joining the ILO, Ms. Leppink was a presidential appointee as a senior executive and led the Wage and Hour Division of the United State Department of Labor. From 1999-2009, she was the Chief General Counsel for the State of Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry and from 1985-1999 she was a State Assistant Attorney General practicing the areas of human rights, occupational safety and health, and labor and employment law.
Ms. Leppink has over 25 years of experience as a strategist and leader in employment and labor policy, law, administration, enforcement and compliance. She has experience at national, international and state levels working with public, private and non-profit sectors. She has extensive knowledge of policy and law in the areas of employment and labor standards, occupational safety and health, and human rights. She brings to the ILO significant skills in the development and strategic implementation of legislation and regulations. She has managed diverse groups and organizations ranging from small teams to the 1600+ employees of the Wage and Hour Division.
Jonathan holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Brown University; a Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning; and a Ph.D. in Environmental Science Policy and Management from UC Berkeley.
As an Associate Professor of Human Ecology/Community and Regional Development at UC Davis, Jonathan’s research addresses conflicts and collaboration in natural resource and environmental issues, with a particular emphasis on marginalized rural communities and environmental justice issues in the Central Valley and throughout California. He has published in leading journals such as Antipode, Sociology Compass, Environmental Science and Policy, UCLA’s Journal of Environmental Law and Policy, Journal of Community Practice, Community Youth Development, Society and Natural Resources, and Community Development.
Jonathan also directs the UC Davis Center for Regional Change, which serves as a catalyst for multi-disciplinary research that informs efforts to build healthy, prosperous, equitable, and sustainable regions in California and beyond.
Dr. Papademetriou convenes the Transatlantic Council on Migration, a body of senior public figures, business leaders, and public intellectuals from Europe, the United States, and Canada that conducts policy research and offers policy advice on all aspects of migration; convened the Regional Migration Study Group (2012-2015) that developed new regional and collaborative approaches to migration, competitiveness, and human capital development for the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central America; and has chaired the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Migration (2009-2011) and the Advisory Board of the Open Society Foundations’ (OSF) International Migration Initiative (2010-2015).
He has also chaired the Migration Committee of the OECD; served as Director for Immigration Policy and Research at the US Department of Labor and as Chair of the Secretary of Labor's Immigration Policy Task Force (1988-92); has been Executive Editor of the International Migration Review; and co-founded and chaired (1995-2000) Metropolis: An International Forum for Research and Policy on Migration and Cities.
According to the New York Times, "No one has done more than Mr. Ratha to make migration and its potential rewards a top-of-the-agenda concern in the world’s development ministries."
He is credited to be the first to analyze and formalize the global significance of remittances. In 2012, he set up the Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD), a multidisciplinary, global hub of knowledge on migration. He is the focal point for the World Bank's Migration Working Group and the Diaspora Bond Task Force, and a co-coordinator of the (G8/G20) Global Remittances Working Group. He is currently the chair of the Consortium Advisory Group (and previously the founding CEO) of the Migrating out of Poverty Research Consortium based in the University of Sussex. He is a member of the World Economic Forum Council on migration and of the advisory committee of the Migration Policy Center of European University Institute, Florence. He is also the brain behind the African Institute for Remittances.
Besides migration, he has done pioneering work on innovative financing including diaspora bonds, future-flow securitization, shadow sovereign ratings, performance-indexed bonds and South-South foreign direct investment.
Prior to joining the World Bank, he worked as a regional economist for Asia at Credit Agricole Indosuez, Singapore where he advised institutional investors in Asian equity, fixed income and foreign exchange markets. He has also worked as an assistant professor of economics at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and as an economist at the Policy Group, New Delhi. He has a Ph.D. in economics from the Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi where he worked as a visiting lecturer and helped build a prototype planning model for India.
Dilip hosts People Move, a popular blog, and can be followed on Twitter at @DilipRatha. His TED Talk, "The hidden force in global economics: sending money home," can be viewed at http://go.ted.com/xnB.
Dr. Guzman received an MD degree from Colombia's Pontific Xaveriana University. She also holds a specialty degree in Occupational Health from El Bosque University, and a Master of Applied Science degree in Occupational Health Sciences from McGill University in Canada, as well as diplomas in social security, occupational epidemiology, distance education and labor medicine and rehabilitation. She was awarded with a research policy fellowship at the McGill University Institute of Health and Social Policy.
During the past 25 years Dr. Guzman's work has focused on formulating and assessing occupational health and worker's compensation systems, policies and programs; supporting the development of worker's health promotion; and studying different working conditions in Colombia and other Latin American countries (heavy metals, violence at work, occupational cancer, respiratory diseases, ethics in OH practice, rural workers and gender mainstreaming). She has also worked on international initiatives to improve working and living conditions for working people, with particular emphasis on vulnerable populations. She has contributed to the Workers’ Health Programs at PAHO, WHO, ILO, OAS, NSC, IADB, WB and other international organizations.
Dr. Guzman is the author of multiple articles, book chapters and several edited books on occupational medicine and workers' health in English and Spanish. She has an ongoing academic appointment as Associate Professor in Occupational Health at El Bosque University in Colombia.
She is active member of the Colombian Society of Occupational Medicine (SCMT), the International Commission of Occupational Health (ICOH), the Latin American Association of Occupational Health (ALSO), the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), the Central American and Caribbean Federation of (OH FECACSO), and she is an honorary member of the Societies of Occupational Medicine of Argentina, Honduras, El Salvador, and Peru.
Dr. Rodriguez-Lainz main responsibilities include acting as a liaison, coordinator, planner and project lead for surveillance and health communication activities with Latin American migrants living in the United States. Prior to joining the CDC, Dr. Rodriguez-Lainz worked for the Public Health Institute (California) as the lead evaluator for a multinational project in Latin America.
Other positions he has held include epidemiologist for Imperial County Health Department (California) and for the California Office of Binational Border Health, California Department of Public Health. Dr. Rodriguez-Lainz has a PhD in Epidemiology and Masters in Preventive Veterinary Medicine from the University of California at Davis and a Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Cordoba, Spain.
He also completed one year postdoctoral training in epidemiology and public health through California Department of Public Health's Epidemic Intelligence Service program in the Vector-Born Diseases and Veterinary Public Health programs. He has coauthored many peer-reviewed publications, reports and a book on border and migrant health issues. He is also a lecturer on migrant health, global surveillance and international epidemiology at University of California campuses and San Diego State Graduate School or Public Health.
Prior to joining the USC faculty in August 2007, he was director of the Pew Hispanic Center, a research organization in Washington D.C. that he founded in 2001, and in 2004 he was part of the management team that launched the Pew Research Center. Suro supervised the production of more than 100 publications that offered non-partisan statistical analysis and public opinion surveys chronicling the rapid growth of the Latino population and its implications for the nation as a whole. Under his leadership, the Center also organized numerous research and policy conferences with a variety of collaborators including the Inter-American Development Bank, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the Kaiser Family Foundation.