Institute adds new staff

The Institute for Public Health continues its mission as a connector, convener and catalyst for public health solutions by adding new staff.

Results of COVID-19 immigrant and service provider project released

On November 16, at the Immigrant Service Provider Network’s (ISPN) Annual Conference, researchers from the Institute for Public Health presented results from the study, “Impacts of COVID-19 on immigrant communities & service providers in St. Louis.” The study was a collaboration between ISPN and the Institute’s Center for Human Rights, Gender & Migration, Center for […]

Center director and Institute Faculty Scholar appointed as Special Advisors to International Criminal Court (Links to an external site)

Director of the Center for Human Rights, Gender & Migration at the Institute for Public Health and Brown School Associate Research Professor , Kim Thuy Seelinger, and Leila Sadat, the James Carr Professor of International Criminal Law at WashU, both of whom are Institute for Public Health Faculty Scholars, have been appointed special advisers to the International […]

Center launches gender-based violence disclosure toolkit in Mexico

Written by Kim Furlow, Institute for Public Health & Julia Uyttewaal, manager of the Center for Human Rights, Gender & Migration This summer, the Center for Human Rights, Gender and Migration officially launched its revised toolkit for service providers and humanitarian workers in Mexico. The toolkit offers guidance on how to approach the thorny issue […]

Collaborator Spotlight! Christopher Prater

Center for Human Rights, Gender and Migration Christopher Prater, MD, MPH Assistant Professor in Medicine and PediatricsWashington University School of MedicineDivision of General MedicineAffinia HealthcareTB Physician, City of St. Louis Department of HealthFaculty Scholar, Institute for Public Health Bio: Dr. Prater is a primary care physician trained in internal medicine and pediatrics with a focus on […]

Washington University researchers collaborate with Mexican asylum authorities to support survivors of gender-based violence applying for refugee protection

For decades, Mexico has been a country of transit for migrants and refugees seeking safety and opportunity in the United States. As the U.S. closes its southern border and crises in Central America continue unabated, however, more and more people are leaving home and staying in Mexico. And many of them are asking Mexico for […]

Collaborator Spotlight! Lindsay Stark, DrPH, MPH

Lindsay Stark, DrPH, MPH Associate Professor of Social Work and Public HealthCo-Director, Center for Violence and Injury PreventionCo-Director, International Center for Child Health and DevelopmentBrown School at Washington UniversityFaculty Scholar, Institute for Public Health Bio: Dr. Stark is an internationally recognized expert on the protection and well-being of women and children in situations of extreme adversity. She has more […]

Multi-disciplinary WashU faculty shed light on the dynamics of intimate partner violence in refugee and migration contexts

The Center for Human Rights, Gender and Migration recently launched its latest research report entitled, Intimate Partner Violence and Asylum in the Americas: Canada, Chile, Mexico, Peru. This ground-breaking report is the first to simultaneously examine challenges in North and South American countries facing survivors of intimate partner violence who need to access refugee protection. […]

New report released on intimate partner violence and refugee protection in the Americas

Written by Kim Furlow, communications manager and Julia Uyttewaal, manager of the Center for Human Rights, Gender & Migration at the Institute for Public Health Intimate partner violence is a serious global issue. The United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime recently reported that 50,000 women were killed by an intimate partner in 2017. This […]