Alana Slavin, MSc
Medical Student
University of Michigan Medical School
Alana Slavin, MSc is a fourth year medical student at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Her research and advocacy explores the intersection of trauma, socioeconomic disparities, and healthcare outcomes amongset marginalized population. She plans to be child psychiatrist who serves and advocates for immigrant and refugee populations.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

BackgroundChildren who are immigrants/refugees are challenged by health disparities unique to their experiences entering and living in the US. For example, children of immigrants are more likely to live below the poverty line, be uninsured, and lack a permanent medical provider than non-immigrant children. In meeting pediatricians and other professionals who work with immigrant/refugee children at the 2020 Acute Care Research Unit Migrant and Refugee Child Health Conference, it became apparent that there is a need for a central platform of available social services for this patient population…