I am a premedical, undergraduate student majoring in biology at Williams College. I have special interests in pediatrics and underserved populations in health care. At the University of Michigan, I have conducted clinical pediatric cardiology research, worked in an extracorporeal life support laboratory, and helped compile resources for an immigrant and refugee healthcare toolkit.
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…