Megan Purdy, BSA
Medical Student
University of Michigan Medical School
Megan Purdy is a second year medical student at University of Michigan Medical School. She first became interested in immigrant and refugee health as an English as a Second Language tutor. She is a member of the University of Michigan Asylum Collaborative executive board and looks forward to implementing the Immigrant and Refugee Toolkit to further improve care for these communities.

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…