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CTSA - Community Engagement: Refugee Health

National and International Resources

Massachusetts Resources

Selected Articles of Refugee Health

Brick K, Cushing-Savvi A, Elshafie S, Krill A, McGlynn MS, Stone M. Refugee resettlement in the United States: and examination of challenges and proposed solutions. Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. May 2010.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Health of resettled Iraqi refugees --- San Diego County, California, October 2007-September 2009. MMWR Morb
Mortal Wkly Rep. 2010 Dec 17;59(49):1614-8. Erratum in: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2011 Feb 4;60(4):115.

Dawood N. From persecution to poverty: the costs of the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program's narrow emphasis on early employment. Policymatters. July 24, 2011.

Eisenberg KW, van Wijngaarden E, Fisher SG, Korfmacher KS, Campbell JR, Fernandez ID, Cochran J, Geltman PL. Blood lead levels of refugee children resettled in Massachusetts, 2000 to 2007. Am J Public Health. 2011 Jan;101(1):48-54.

Geltman PL, Brown MJ, Cochran J. Lead poisoning among refugee children resettled in Massachusetts, 1995 to 1999. Pediatrics. 2001 Jul;108(1):158-62. AVAILABLE ONLY ON CAMPUS AT U MASS MEDICAL SCHOOL

Geltman PL, Cochran J. A private-sector preferred provider network model for public health screening of newly resettled refugees. Am J Public Health. 2005
Feb;95(2):196-9.

Geltman PL, Dookeran NM, Battaglia T, Cochran J. Chronic disease and its risk factors among refugees and asylees in Massachusetts, 2001-2005. Prev Chronic Dis.
2010 May;7(3):A51.

Geltman PL, Cochran J, Hedgecock C. Intestinal parasites among African refugees resettled in Massachusetts and the impact of an overseas pre-departure treatment program. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2003 Dec;69(6):657-62.

Geltman PL, Radin M, Zhang Z, Cochran J, Meyers AF. Growth status and related medical conditions among refugee children in Massachusetts, 1995-1998. Am J Public Health. 2001 Nov;91(11):1800-5.

Jamil H, Nassar-McMillan S, Lambert R, Wang Y, Ager J, Arnetz B.  Pre- and post-displacement stressors and time of migration as related to self-related health among Iraqi immigrants and refugees in Southeast Michigan.  Med Confl Surviv.  2010 Jul-Sept.  26(3):207-22.

Peterman JN, Silka L, Bermudez OI, Wilde PE, Rogers BL.  Acculturation, education, nutrition education and household composition are related to dietary practices among Cambodian Refugee Women in Lowell, MA.  J Am Diet Assoc. 2011 Sept. 111(9):1369-74. AVAILABLE ONLY ON CAMPUS AT U MASS MEDICAL SCHOOL

UNHCR. Statistical Report on UNHCR Registered Persons: Iraq, Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, and the GCC countries.  Middle East Statistical Reports.  2012 Mar.

Yun K. Prevalence of chronic disease and insurance coverage among refugees in the United States.  J Immigr Minor Health.  2012 Apr. AVAILABLE ONLY ON CAMPUS AT U MASS MEDICAL SCHOOL

Yun K, Hebrank K, Graber LK, Sullivan MC, Chen I, Gupta J.  High prevalence of chronic non-communicable conditions among adult refugees: implications for practice and policy.  J Community Health.  2012 Mar.  AVAILABLE ONLY ON CAMPUS AT U MASS MEDICAL SCHOOL