Justin Triemstra, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Human Development
Michigan State University
Dr. Justin Triemstra is an Academic General Pediatrician who practices adolescent and young adult medicine at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, Spectrum Health. He is also an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Human Development at Michigan State University.
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…