Kelly Orringer, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Michigan Medicine, General Pediatrics
Dr. Orringer is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan, and a general pediatrician who has been on the clinical faculty at Michigan Medicine for over 20 years. Her clinical and advocacy interests include care of underserved populations with a focus on immigrant and migrant children and families.
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…