Migration, Urbanization, and Health in a Transition setting

Migration and urbanization can play key roles in population health. The aim of this study is to examine and address social science and public health concerns connected to chronic health conditions and their treatment, livelihood changes that accompany migration, and connections between the origin community and the migrants.

The study seeks to help inform global health policy by improving the understanding of how migration and urbanization impact population health, improving understanding of population redistribution, identifying circumstances where population mobility itself may comprise the treatment cascade, and building scientific capacity.

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PI: Michael White, professor of Sociology

Other PSTC investigators: Andrew Foster, professor of Economics and Health Services, Policy and Practice; Mark Gross, postdoctoral research associate in Population Studies; Mark Lurie, associate professor of Epidemiology; Stephen McGarvey, professor of Epidemiology and Anthropology

Funding: NICHD