Thursday, October 29, 2020

Immigration Policy is Health Policy: The evidence & how health professionals can advocate for change

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
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A Global Health Equity Rounds event featuring Paul Fleming, Asst. Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, UM School of Public Health

Paul Fleming is an Assistant Professor in Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. He received his PhD in Health Behavior with a graduate minor in Sociology from the University of North Carolina and his MPH in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education from Emory University. He has previously worked as a Community Health Peace Corps Volunteer in Nicaragua developing and implementing health programs and also as a consultant on issues related to the social determinants of health for the World Bank and U.S. Agency for International Development. Currently, his mixed-methods research focuses on the root causes of health inequities, with a particular focus on developing and evaluating interventions in poor and marginalized communities in Michigan and abroad. In his work in Michigan, he uses a community-based participatory approach with Latino immigrants to examine how policies and discrimination contribute to poor physical and mental health outcomes. He also helps to lead the Michigan Chapter of Public Health Awakened, an advocacy organization at the intersection of public health and social justice.