As a social scientist, the best way I know to help is to try and highlight thespecific pathways linking migration to health, which is the primary goal of mytalk. Is migration bad for your health? (Pause)This question does not lend itself to a clinical trial.2) The answer is highly dependent on processes of self-selection intomigration.
migrates often ends up being just as important as the actualeffect of migration.3) I will conclude by setting out some
principles for addressingmigrant health in a clinical or social context.4) And just to set the stage for an exploration of migrationand health, CalWilson asked me to include a bit of background on migration levels, countriesof origin, and areas of destination. Fortunately some of my amazing studentsat DU had just prepared a presentation on the US migration system, and so Ihave appropriated their slides and give special thanks to Megan Banick,ShreeshBhattarai, and Erica Rosenfield.3