Christopher Whitlock
Medical Student
University of Michigan Medical School
Christopher Whitlock is a second year medical student at University of Michigan Medical School from Atlanta, GA interested in primary care and passionate about reducing health care disparities in immigrant and refugee communities. He is a current member of the University of Michigan Asylum Collaborative and a contributor to the MIAAP Immigrant Health Taskforce dedicated to the creation of a toolkit with county-specific resources and guidelines to equip Michigan pediatricians to address the unique needs of immigrant and refugee children.

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…