University of Michigan Medical School
Jessica Quinn is currently a fourth year medical student at University of Michigan Medical School. She studied Biology at UC Berkeley and continued on to teach high school Biology and Physiology prior to medical school. She plans to pursue a career in family medicine and work with underserved communities, and hopes to expand access to resources for vulnerable 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…