PMH members Dolores Acevedo-Garcia, Emma V. Sanchez-Vaznaugh, Edna A. Viruell-Fuentes, and Joanna Almeida have published a paper entitled “Integrating social epidemiology into immigrant health research: A cross-national framework” in a new Special Issue of Social Science & Medicine. The authors draw on the immigration and health literature to develop a framework for research on immigrant health that takes into consideration the context of both sending and receiving countries, the ties that immigrants maintain with both countries, and the actual migration process. The authors discuss the theories behind their framework, some of the challenges that it can present in conducting research, and suggest directions for future research.
For more information see:
Acevedo-Garcia, D., Sanchez-Vaznaugh E., Viruell-Fuentes, E., Almeida, J.. Integrating social epidemiology into immigrant health research: A cross-national framework. Social Science & Medicine, Volume 75, Issue 12, December 2012, Pages 2060-2068.