March 28 Global Health Tuesday to focus on migration and health

Watch the full recording of our recent Global Health Tuesday: Global Health and Migration here on our YouTube channel.

Join the UW-Madison Global Health Institute on March 28, 4:30-5:30 p.m. on for this month’s Global Health Tuesday: Global Health and Migration.

Refugees are fleeing from war and violence across the world. UW experts from the Schools of Nursing and Law, as well as local community leaders, take a look at the health consequences and outcomes for those who have left their homes in hope for better lives. Panelists will also discuss how their work intersects with and is impacted by migration and the status of refugees in Wisconsin and around the world.

  • Sara McKinnon, M.A., Ph.D., researches and teaches in the following areas: intercultural rhetoric, globalization/transnational studies, legal rhetoric and feminist theory. McKinnon’s projects bridge rhetoric and qualitative/ethnographic research methods, as well as using performance-based methods to do and represent research. She will discuss her recent visit to the Darien Gap to share lessons learned and impacts on her work within the Immigrant Justice Clinic/Law School and Department of Communication Arts.
  • Erika Rosales serves as Director of the new Center for Dreamers at UW-Madison. Rosales is an undocumented immigrant and a DACA recipient. She is a first-generation college graduate and received her graduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee from the Cultural Foundations of Community Engagement and Education Program. Rosales has done recent work for GHI as a Human Rights Curriculum Coordinator focusing on migration, child health, and human rights, and currently works at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research as a Diversity and Inclusion Specialist. Rosales also serves as a 4W Director of Immigration and Human Rights.
  • Kai Yael Gardner Mishlove serves as Executive Director of Jewish Social Services of Madison, an agency that advocates for and provides direct services to various communities including refugee and immigrant populations, seniors, the homeless and Jewish community members. Mishlove has a long history of advocating for vulnerable and marginalized communities locally and abroad via her history of medical and legal services case management that enabled her to develop programming informed by best practices combined with innovative ideas while using the social determinants of health as a guide for addressing gaps and improving health care outcomes and social integration across populations. She also volunteers and develops projects extensively with refugees, immigrants, seniors and those with disabilities.

Moderator: Karen SolheimPh.D., RN, FAAN, clinical professor emerita, and former coordinator for Global Health Initiatives in the School of Nursing, and has conducted health related projects in Thailand, Cambodia, India and Somalia focusing on meeting population health needs and building local capacity.  Solheim is co-founder and board director for International Partners for Education, Inc., a non-profit organization supporting students – primarily girls – as they obtain secondary education in Malawi.