Participants

Thomas A. Arcury
Wake Forest School of Medicine
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Thomas A. Arcury, Ph.D.

Thomas A. Arcury, Ph.D., is Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, and Director of the Center for Worker Health, Wake Forest School of Medicine. He received his doctoral degree in cultural anthropology from the University of Kentucky in 1983, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in health services research at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 1996. Arcury collaborates in a program of research on occupational and environmental health and justice among the families of immigrant workers. This research program has examined pesticide exposure, green tobacco sickness, skin disease, injuries, housing conditions, and food security among migrant and seasonal farmworkers. It also includes research on the occupational health of immigrant poultry processing workers and immigrant construction workers. This research has been undertaken within the framework of community-based participatory research. In addition to empirical studies, this program has developed and implemented educational programs for immigrant workers and health care providers to prevent exposures and improve treatment. Arcury has also worked with advocacy groups to use the results of this research to improve occupational and environmental health policy.

Raj Bhopal
University of Edinburgh
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Raj Bhopal

Raj Bhopal is Bruce and John Usher Professor of Public Health in Edinburgh University and honorary consultant in public health with the NHS Lothian Board.

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.

Xóchitl Castañeda
University of California, Berkeley
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Xóchitl Castañeda

Xóchitl Castañeda is the Director of Health Initiative of the Americas (HIA) at the School of Public Health, University of California (UC) Berkeley. A medical anthropologist by training, Xóchitl was educated in Guatemala and Mexico and completed three post-doctoral fellowships: UC San Francisco, Harvard and Amsterdam University. She directed the Reproductive Health Department at Mexico's National School of Public Health for seven years. Since 2008, she has served as a professor on Migration and Health at various UC campuses. Her fundraising efforts are significant, as she has received over 100 grants, from private entities, and state and federal agencies.

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.

Kathryn Pitkin Derose
Pardee RAND Graduate School
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Kathryn Pitkin Derose

Kathryn Pitkin Derose, Ph.D., M.P.H., is Senior Policy Researcher at the RAND Corporation and Professor of Health Policy at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Her research focuses on understanding and addressing health disparities, both for underserved populations in the U.S. and in Latin America. She has particular expertise in community-based participatory research (CBPR), faith-based organizations, and Latino and immigrant healthcare access and quality.

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.

Michael Flynn, M.A.
NIOSH
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Michael Flynn, M.A.

Michael Flynn, M.A., is a Social Scientist with NIOSH where he serves as the project officer for a research program to improve the occupational health of immigrant workers. He also serves NIOSH as the Coordinator of the Occupational Health Equity Program and is a member of the National Advisory Board for the Mexican Ministry of Health’s Ventanillas de Salud program. Before coming to NIOSH, he worked for non-governmental organizations in Mexico, Guatemala, and the United States. He has a Master’s degree in anthropology from the University of Cincinnati and is a Research Fellow of the Consortium for Multicultural Psychology Research at Michigan State University.

Tom Gjelten
National Public Radio
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Tom Gjelten

Tom Gjelten covers issues of religion, faith, and belief for NPR News, a beat that encompasses such areas as the changing religious landscape in America, the formation of personal identity, the role of religion in politics, and social and cultural conflict arising from religious differences. His reporting draws on his many years covering national and international news from posts in Washington and around the world.

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.

John Howard, MD, MPH, JD, LLM, MBA
NIOSH
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John Howard, M.D., M.P.H., J.D., LL.M., M.B.A.

John Howard, M.D., M.P.H., J.D., LL.M., M.B.A., Director of National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Administrator of the World Trade Center Health Program in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Howard was first appointed NIOSH Director in 2002. In 2009, He worked as a consultant with the US-Afghanistan Health Initiative. In September 2009, Dr. Howard was again appointed NIOSH Director, and was reappointed in 2015. He served as Chief of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health in the state of California's Labor and Workforce Development Agency from 1991 to 2002. Dr. Howard earned a Doctor of Medicine from Loyola University of Chicago; a Master of Public Health from the Harvard University School of Public Health; a Doctor of Law from the University of California at Los Angeles; a Master of Law in Administrative Law and Economic Regulation and a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management, both from The George Washington University. Dr. Howard is board-certified in internal medicine and occupational medicine. He is admitted to the practice of medicine and law in the State of California and in the District of Columbia, and he is a member of the U. S. Supreme Court Bar.

Kevin B. Johnson
UC Davis Law School
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Kevin B. Johnson

Kevin R. Johnson is Dean, Mabie-Apallas Professor of Public Interest Law, and Professor of Chicana/o Studies. He joined the UC Davis law faculty in 1989 and was named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in 1998. Johnson became Dean in 2008. He has taught a wide array of classes, including immigration law, civil procedure, complex litigation, Latinos and Latinas and the law, and Critical Race Theory. In 1993, he was the recipient of the law school's Distinguished Teaching Award.

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.

Neeraj Kaushal
Columbia University
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Neeraj Kaushal

Neeraj Kaushal is Professor of Social Policy and Chair of the Doctoral Program at Columbia University School of Social Work. She is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She is also Research Fellow at IZA -the Institute for the Study of Labor, Bonn, Germany. She is a labor and health economist, and her research focus is on how policies and events affect the well-being of low-income families with special emphasis on immigrants and displaced populations.

Nancy Leppink
International Labor Organization
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Nancy Leppink

Nancy Leppink was appointed on June 2, 2014, as the Chief of the Labor Administration, Labor Inspection, and Occupational Safety and Health Branch (LABADMIN/OSH) within the Governance and Tripartism Department.

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 London, Ph.D.
University of California, Davis
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Jonathan London, Ph.D.

Jonathan London, Ph.D., is an educator, researcher, and community-builder with experience in participatory research, rural community development, and community engaged planning.

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.

Peter Lundqvist
Swedish Univ. of Agricultural Sciences
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Peter Lundqvist

Dr. Peter Lundqvist is Professor in Work Science at the Department of Work Science, Business Economics and Environmental Psychology. He is also Director for the Swedish Centre for Agricultural Business Management at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Alnarp, Sweden. His research interest has a focus on health & safety in agriculture and rural areas and now also involves the working conditions for migrant workers and refugees. Peter is active in international organizations such as the International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health, ISASH (Board of Directors), the International Association of Rural Health and Medicine, IARM (Vice president) and the International Ergonomics Association, IEA (Vice Chair & Member of the Technical Committee Agriculture). He serves as Associate Editor at the Journal of Agromedicine and the Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health (JASH)

Marcelo Suarez Orozco
University of California, Los Angeles
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Marcelo Suarez Orozco

Marcelo Suárez-Orozco leads two academic departments, 16 nationally renowned research institutes, and two innovative demonstration schools at UCLA's Graduate School of Education & Information Studies. His research focuses on cultural psychology and psychological anthropology, with an emphasis on mass migration, globalization, and education. His award-winning books have been published by Harvard University Press, Stanford University Press, University of California Press, Cambridge University Press, New York University Press, and others. His scholarly papers, in a range of disciplines and languages, appear in journals including Harvard Business Review, Harvard Educational Review, Revue Française de Pédagogie (Paris), Cultuur en Migratie (Leuven), Temas: Cultura, Ideologia y Sociedad (Havana), Ethos, The Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Harvard Policy Review, and others. He regularly contributes to national and international media outlets including The New York Times, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Time, Newsweek, U.S News and World Report, The Huffington Post, CNN, NPR, CNN Espanol, and MSNBC. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Education, a Trustee of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and recipient of Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle, he has authored a number of scholarly briefs on Immigration for the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Pope Francis' scientific advisory board. He was Special Advisor to the Chief Prosecutor, The International Criminal Court, The Hague, The Netherlands. At Harvard, he was the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Education, Founder and Director of the Harvard Immigration Projects, and founding Member of the Executive Committee of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. At NYU he was the inaugural Courtney Sale Ross University Professor of Globalization and Education. He has held fellowships at Stanford's Center for Advanced Study and Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study. He has been Visiting Professor in Paris, Barcelona and Leuven and has lectured at the German Foreign Office, the Mexican Foreign Office, the Spanish Foreign Office, The Vatican, US Congress, the UN, and Davos, and others. An immigrant from Argentina he is product of the California Master plan having studied in Community College and at the UC Berkeley where he received his Ph. D. (Anthropology) in 1986.

Demetrios G. Papademetriou, Ph.D.
Migration Policy Institute
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Demetrios G. Papademetriou, Ph.D.

Demetrios G. Papademetriou, PhD., Distinguished Senior Fellow, President Emeritus, member of the Board of Trustees of the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), a Washington-based think tank dedicated to the study of international migration. He is Founder and President of Migration Policy Institute Europe.

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.

Jeffrey S. Passel, M.A., PhD.
Pew Research Center
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Jeffrey S. Passel, M.A., PhD.

Jeffrey S. Passel, M.A., PhD., is Senior Demographer at the Pew Research Center. He is a nationally known expert on immigration to the United States and the demography of racial and ethnic groups. Passel formerly served as principal research associate at the Urban Institute's Labor, Human Services and Population Center. Passel has authored numerous studies on immigrant populations in America, focusing on such topics as undocumented immigration, the economic and fiscal impact of the foreign born, and the impact of welfare reform on immigrant populations. Passel regularly discusses the Center's findings in print and broadcast media. His research interests include the demography of Hispanics and immigrants, integration of immigrants into American society, and the impacts (fiscal, demographic, and social) of immigrants. He has developed measures of immigration trends, especially the number of the undocumented, that are widely cited by both opponents and proponents of immigration. He also works on generational dynamics, population projections, defining racial/ethnic groups, and measuring census undercount. Dr. Passel has served on committees of the Population Association of America, Panels of National Academy of Sciences, and on the Social Security Advisory Board’s Technical Panel on Assumptions and Methods. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Statistical Association.

Giovanni Peri, Ph.D.
Migration Research Cluster
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Giovanni Peri, Ph.D.

Giovanni Peri, Ph.D. is a Professor of Economics at UC Davis and Director of the Migration Research Cluster, a research network that brings together economists, sociologists, political scientists, historians, demographers and law scholars to promote multidisciplinary research on international migration. Dr. Peri specializes in labor economics and the economics of international migrations. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Peri has published in the American Economic Review, the Review of Economic Studies, The Review of Economics and Statistics, the Economic Journal and the Journal of European Economic Association. He is Editor of "Regional Science and Urban Economics". His research in the last ten years has focused on the impact of international migrations on labor markets and productivity of the receiving countries and on the determinants of international migrations. His research has been featured in recent years in popular blogs and in media outlets including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post and the Economist Magazine. He has received grants for the study of the impact of migrations from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the World Bank, the Volkswagen Foundation and the Microsoft Corporation.

Krista Perreira
Univ of North Carolina Chapel Hill
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Krista Perreira

Krista Perreira, PhD., is a health economist who studies disparities in health, education, and economic well-being and inter-relationships between family, health and social policy. Focusing on children in immigrant families, her most recent work combines qualitative and quantitative methodologies to study migration from Latin America and the health and educational consequences of migration. Through her research, she aims to develop programs and policies to improve the well-being of immigrant families and their children. As a scholar actively engaged in community services, Dr. Perreira also serves as an advisory committee member or on the board of directors for national task forces, local non-profit organizations, and state agencies seeking to improve the provision of services to Hispanic populations and immigrants.

Thu Quach
Cancer Prevention Institute of CA
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Thu Quach

Thu Quach, Ph.D. is the Director of Community Health and Research at Asian Health Services, a federally qualified health center in Oakland, California, providing culturally competent health care to over 27,000 patients in English and 12 Asian languages. In this role, she oversees community outreach, patient engagement, and health policy advocacy efforts. In addition, she leads research projects such clinic-based interventions, quality improvement, and payment reform analyses. As an epidemiologist, she has focused much of her work on examining the influence of environmental and socio-cultural factors on the health of the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders population. In addition to AHS, she also works at the Cancer Prevention Institute of California as a Research Scientist, where she leads research studies on environmental health issues affecting disadvantaged populations, including occupational chemical exposures for Vietnamese nails salon workers. Dr. Quach is involved in local, statewide, and national research and policy efforts to promote health equity, including data warehouses, community-based participatory research, civic engagement, and health policy. She received a Masters in Public Health at U.C.L.A. and a Ph.D. in Epidemiology at U.C. Berkeley.

Dilip Ratha
World Bank
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Dilip Ratha

Dilip Ratha is an economist specializing in migration, remittances and innovative financing.

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.

Cruz Reynoso
University of California, Davis
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Cruz Reynoso

A former Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court, Reynoso is recognized for his leadership in civil rights, immigration and refugee policy, government reform, the administration of justice, legal services for the indigent and education. Reynoso served as Vice Chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and was a member of the Select Commission on Immigration and Human Rights. In 2000, President Bill Clinton honored Cruz Reynoso with a Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country's highest civilian honor, for his lifelong devotion to public service. Reynoso has also been honored with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation's Hispanic Heritage Award in Education and the American Bar Association's Robert J. Kutak and Spirit of Excellence Awards, for his significant contributions toward increased cooperation between legal education, the practicing bar, and the judiciary. He has been awarded the UC Davis Medal, the university's highest honor. He is the recipient of the Hispanic National Bar Association's (HNBA) highest honor; the Lincoln-Juarez Award is named after Abraham Lincoln and Benito Juarez, the presidents of the United States and Mexico, contemporaries, both lawyers who fought injustice.

Julieta Rodriguez-Guzman
Pan American Health Organization
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Julieta Rodriguez-Guzman

Since 2011 Julietta Rodriguez Guzman has served as the Regional Advisor for Workers' and Consumers' Health for the Americas at the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO)/ World Health Organization (WHO).

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.

Alfonso Rodriguez-Lainz
CDC
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Alfonso Rodriguez-Lainz

Dr. Alfonso Rodriguez-Lainz is an epidemiologist with the U.S.-Mexico Unit, CDC’s Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, based in San Diego, California.

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.

Marc B. Schenker, M.D., M.P.H.
Migration and Health Research Center
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Marc B. Schenker, M.D., M.P.H.

Marc B. Schenker, M.D., M.P.H., is a Distinguished Professor of Public Health Sciences and Medicine at UC Davis. He is also Founding Director of the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, the Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety, and the Migration and Health Research Center. His work has focused on numerous agricultural populations, including farmworkers and their families and farm owners and managers. The research has also focused on diverse causes of illness and injury, including agricultural dusts, pesticides, biologic agents, sunlight, physical forces, animals and stress. The research has also focused on diverse causes of illness and injury, including agricultural dusts, pesticides, biologic agents, sunlight, physical forces, animals and stress. In addition to hazards in the work place, research has considered social determinants, such as living conditions, immigration status, health care, personal behaviors and other factors affecting health outcomes. Dr. Schenker has focused attention of occupational health researchers and epidemiologists on the global health disparities affecting immigrants, with particular attention to the occupational health outcomes among immigrant workers.

William Stauffer, MD, MSPH
University of Minnesota
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William Stauffer, MD, MPH, CTropMed, FASTMH

Dr. Bill Stauffer is a Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Minnesota. He also holds appointments in Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases & in the School of Public Health. He is clinical faculty in Infectious Diseases Health Partners Specialties Center/ Regions Hospital. He is an expert in travel and tropical medicine working in clinical medicine, surveillance and policy development. He serves as the lead medical advisor to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (Immigrant, Refugee, Migrant Health Branch) where he works on issues of human mobility and how it effects human health (e.g. travel medicine, refugee & immigrant health). He Co-Directs the UMN/CDC Global Health Course and other online courses. He acts as an advisor to the European Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, and chairs an Inter-Governmental Refugee Health Work-Group aimed at aligning medical management of refugees.

Roberto Suro
University of Southern California
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Roberto Suro

Roberto Suro holds a joint appointment as a professor in the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and the School of Policy, Planning and Development at the University of Southern California. He is also director of the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute, an interdisciplinary university research center exploring the challenges and opportunities of demographic diversity in the 21st century global city. Suro's latest book is Writing Immigration: Scholars and Journalists in Dialogue (U of CA Press, 2011) co-edited with Marcelo Suarez-Orozco and Vivian Louie.

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.

J. Edward Taylor, M.S., Ph.D.
University of California, Davis
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J. Edward Taylor, M.S., Ph.D.

J. Edward Taylor, M.S., PhD., is a professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Davis. He has written extensively on the micro-economics of development, the environment, and labor. Ed co-authored the award-winning book Beyond Experiments in Development Economics: Local Economy-wide Impact Evaluation (Oxford University Press, 2014) and Essentials of Development Economics (University of California Press, 2015). He is listed in Who’s Who in Economics and recently was named Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association. Ed has advised a number of foreign governments and international development agencies on matters related to economic development. He has been an editor of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics and founded the alternative textbook initiative RebelText.org. Some of his most recent work deals with economic impacts of refugees, economic spillovers from poverty programs, and impacts of other kinds of development interventions in low-income countries.

Kolitha Wickramage
Int'l Organiation for Migration
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Kolitha Wickramage

Dr. Kolitha Wickramage is the Global health research coordinator at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) at IOM headquarters in Geneva. He works on a broad spectrum of programs ranging from health emergencies such as the Ebola and Yellow fever viral outbreaks in Africa, to global migration health and development related projects. He previously led IOM's health programme in Sri Lanka, where he assisted in the development of a comprehensive migration health policy through an evidence-based, Interministerial process. He co-chaired the National Research Committee on Migration Health in Sri Lanka and has provided technical support in formulating the national action plans on migration health for Governments such as Bangladesh, and developed national research programs in countries such as Cambodia. He previously worked with the World Health Organization (WHO) on clinical/public health interventions with displaced populations in post-conflict and natural disaster settings. He is the author of over 25 peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters at the nexus of health, conflict and development. He has led large scale population studies on migrants and mobile populations in low and middle income countries, and his work has been published in journals such as the Lancet. He completed his bachelor's studies at the Faculty of Medicine, UNSW in Australia, and has obtained a Master of public health, a Master of human rights (health law) and PhD in public health and community medicine. He is an alumna of the Harvard University Leadership programme and founding member of a global research network "Migration Health and Development Initiative (MHADI)" to promote and develop research, policy and practice for low-skilled migrant workers and forced migrant groups.

Cathy Zimmerman
London Sch of Hygiene & Tropical Med
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Cathy Zimmerman

Cathy Zimmerman, PhD., is a senior staff member of the Gender, Violence and Health Centre (GVHC) at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Dr. Zimmerman is a pioneer in work related to the occupational health aspects associated with forced labor. She conducted some of the first-ever research on health and human trafficking, including two studies in Europe on the health of women in post-trafficking service settings. She is currently leading a program of global research on human trafficking, including a multi-site intervention evaluation of the International Labour Organization's complex trafficking prevention program in South Asia and the Middle East, multi-country studies on health and human trafficking in the Mekong sub-region, South America, Central Asia and research in the United Kingdom for the UK Department of Health. She is a co-author of the WHO Ethical and Safety Recommendations for Interviewing Trafficked Women and co-editor of Caring for Trafficked Persons: Guidance for Health Care Providers (2009). She also conducts research on gender-based violence among asylum-seeking women and in conflict-affected settings and coordinates regularly with organizations providing services for vulnerable migrants. Before coming to LSHTM, Dr. Zimmerman carried out some of the first-ever research on domestic violence in Cambodia and founded a local NGO, Project Against Domestic Violence.

Daniyal Zuberi
University of Toronto
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Daniyal Zuberi

Daniyal Zuberi, A.M.,M.Sc., PhD. is RBC Chair and Associate Professor of Social Policy at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work and School of Public Policy & Governance at the University of Toronto. Prior to his appointment at the University of Toronto, he was the William Lyon Mackenzie King Research Fellow at Harvard University and a faculty member in the Department of Sociology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. In 2015, he was elected as a member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. He holds a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) New Investigator Salary Award (2011-2016). He is currently completing research projects on social policy and urban poverty, health policy, education, immigrant access to services and settlement experiences, reducing hospital-acquired infection rates and hospital employment. His research has been recognized by several awards, including the Michael Harrington Award from the American Political Science Association, the Scholarly Achievement Award from the North Central Sociological Association, and an Outstanding Academic Title award from Choice Magazine. His innovative social policy research has made important contributions to the study of urban poverty, inequality, health, education, employment and social welfare.

 

 
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