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Global & Refugee Health

Global and Refugee Health


  • Closing the Loop in Child Tuberculosis Contact Management: Predictors and Completion of Therapy Outcomes in Western Kenya (UMass Chan Global Health funding) – Daria Szkwarko, DO
  • Primary Prevention for Resettled Refugees from Burma (Worcester County Prevention Research Center) – Suzanne Cashman, ScD and Heather-Lyn Haley, PhD
  • Understanding and Addressing the Legal Needs of Refugees (UMass Chan – CTSA) – Heather Lyn Haley, PhD



  • Olga Valdman, Daria Szkwarko, et al: “Enhancing the Value of Global Health Education Through Global-Local Curriculum” (AAFP Global Health Workshop)
  • Olga Valdman, Daria Szkwarko, et al: “The Refugee Journey is Complicated Enough! Implementing a Transitional Family Medicine Refugee Clinic to Improve Care for Refugee Families in Worcester, Massachusetts” (AAFP Global Health Workshop)
  • Daria Szkwarko et al: “Global Health Opportunities after Residency – Perspectives from Recent Graduates” (AAFP Global Health Workshop)

Student Projects:

  • Courtney Birchall

Quantifying the Impact of Global Health Experience on Family Physician Training

Advisor: Olga Valdman, MD

  • Courtney Temple
  • A Youth Program for Refugee Teens
  • Advisor: Meredith Walsh, NP

Research Forum Topics          

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