Cross-National Approaches

Gaining a deeper understanding of the health trajectories of immigrants requires conceptual and methodological approaches that consider immigrant lives within the cross-national contexts within which they unfold. The publications listed here examine the links between immigration and health using a cross-national lens.

Publications

Rosas, L. G., Guendelman, S., Harley, K., Fernald, L. C., Neufeld, L., Mejia, F., et al. (2011). Factors associated with overweight and obesity among children of Mexican descent: Results of a binational study. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 13(1), 169-180.

Rosas, L. G., Harley, K., Fernald, L. C., Guendelman, S., Mejia, F., Neufeld, L. M., et al. (2009). Dietary associations of household food insecurity among children of Mexican descent: Results of a binational study. Journal of American Dietetic Association, 109(12), 2001-2009.

Rosas, L. G., Harley, K. G., Guendelman, S., Fernald, L. C., Mejia, F., & Eskenazi, B. (2009). Maternal perception of child weight among Mexicans in California and Mexico. Maternal and Child Health Journal.

Viruell-Fuentes, E. A., & Schulz, A. J. (2009). Toward a dynamic conceptualization of social ties and context: Implications for understanding immigrant and Latino health. American Journal of Public Health, 99(12), 2167-2175.

Frank, R., Palma-Coca, O., Rauda-Esquivel, J., Olaiz-Fernandez, G., Diaz-Olavarrieta, C., & Acevedo-Garcia, D. (2009). The relationship between remittances and health care provision in Mexico. American Journal of Public Health, 99(7), 1227-1231.

Albertorio-Diaz, J. R., Notzon, F. C., & Rodriguez-Lainz, A. (2007). Diabetes hospitalization at the U.S.-Mexico border. Preventing Chronic Diseases, 4(2), A28.

Albertorio-Diaz, J. R., Notzon, F. C., & Rodriguez-Lainz, A. (2007). Diabetes hospitalization at the U.S.-Mexico border. Preventing Chronic Diseases, 4(2), A28.

Viruell-Fuentes, E. A. (2006). "My heart is always there": The Transnational practices of first-generation Mexican immigrant and second-generation Mexican American women. Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, 13(3), 335-362.

Frank, R., & Heuveline, P. (2005). A crossover in Mexican and Mexican-American fertility rates: Evidence and explanations for an emerging paradox. Demographic Research, 12, 77-103.

Frank, R. (2005). International migration and infant health in Mexico. Journal of Immigrant & Minority Health, 7(1), 11-22.

Frank, R., & Hummer, R. A. (2002). The other side of the paradox: The risk of low birth weight among infants of migrant and nonmigrant households within Mexico. International Migration Review, 36(3), 746-765.

Acevedo-Garcia, D. (2001). Zip code-level risk factors for tuberculosis: Neighborhood environment and residential segregation in New Jersey, 1985-1992. American Journal of Public Health, 91(5), 734-741.