Ruth Bishop
Medical Student
University of Michigan Medical School
Ruth Bishop is a medical student at the University of Michigan Medical School, originally from Shreveport, Louisiana. She is insterested in pursuing a career in primary care with a mission to improve primary care and behavioral health access to marginalized patient populations, most especially people who are undocumented or experiencing homelessness.

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…