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Global Health Program Events 


 For upcoming events, please view our Global Health Related Events Calendar:

The Global Health Program invites you to join us for the following events:


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The UC San Diego Global Health Program, Students for Global Health and the Global Forum are proud to bring you the Quarterly Conversations series, an opportunity for the Global Health community to come together to discuss relevant issues in the field from an interdisciplinary perspective and increase community interaction at UC San Diego. For more information about past and upcoming Quarterly Conversations in Global Health, see the Global Health Blog.


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Event to highlight the many opportunities to get involved to fulfill the Global Health Field Experience Requirement. Meet with student organizations, community organizations, study abroad partners and more! For more information, see the Field Experience Expo page.



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UC San Diego’s Annual Horizons of Global Health Research Conference is a unique opportunity for students in all academic fields to present their research about the diversity of global health work around the world. Faculty and students from across campus are invited to participate and contribute to building the UC San Diego global health community. The conference features undergraduate research and a keynote speaker. This event celebrates the end of the academic year and the success of our graduates. For more information about the event, see the Horizons Research Symposium page.



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Fall 2023

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Winter 2024

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Spring 2024

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Past Conferences

A Challenge to Dignity


A Challenge to Dignity Conference, hosted in October 2021, brought together refugee health professionals working to advance refugee health all over the globe with a wide range of forcibly displaced populations for two days of presentations. The conference promoted discussions on a variety of refugee and asylum seeker health factors. Speakers and participants, in person and virtually, had the opportunity to compare notes and ask questions after each presentation. 




Individual Presentations

  • Understanding the Health of Asylum Seekers, Refugees, and Migrants Through the Lens of Student Interns at a Student-Run Free Clinic on the US-Mexico Border (Jose Burgos and Victoria Ojeda)
  • Pathways Towards Medical Licensure for Refugee and Asylee International Medical Graduates Living in the US (Lillian Walkover and Susan Bell)
  • An Ethnography of Care: Physicians and Asylum Seekers on the US-Mexico Border (Thomas CsordasBrenda Wilson, and Alexis Burnstan)
  • Global Health is also Investing in Political Change of the Systems that Drive the Harms we are made to Chase (Dona Murphey)
  • Models of Inclusive Programming: Resilience Humanitarianism, Social Entrepreneurship, and Social Justice (Catherine Panter-Brick)
  • New Horizons of Refugee Health and Wellbeing: Promoting Dignity Through Partnerhship and Social Inclusion (Charles Watters)
  • Affective Acts of Welcome: Volunteer Solidarians and US Asylum Seeker Resettlement (Kristin Yarris)
  • Refugee Collaboration and Self-Determination in San Diego (Christiane Assefa and Andrew Blank)
  • Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies in Migrant Populations in Tijuana (Ietza BojorquezJaime Sepulveda, and Steffanie Strathdee
  • Infectious and Chronic Illness among Refugees and Asylum Seekers (Christine Murto)
  • Asylum Seekers at the Southern Border: The Effects of Federal Policies on Physical and Mental Health (Linda Hill)
  • Nowhere Near Enough: Deadly Labor in a Congolese Refugee Camp (Emily Lynch)
  • America's Wars and Iraqis' Lives: Toxic Legacies, Reproductive Vulnerabilities, and Regimes of Exclusion in the United States (Marcia Inhorn)
  • Refugee Reproductive Health: A Comparative Ethnography of Syrians' Experiences at Sites of First-Asylum Resettlement (Morgen Chalmiers)
  • Arab Refugees Attitudes and Behaviors Toward Domestic Violence: A Legal and Public Health Challenge (Maysa Hamza and Patrick Marius Koga)
  • Family-Based Mental Health Promotion for Somali Bantu and Bhutanese Refugees Resettled in the US: Results of and Implementation/Effectiveness Randomized Controlled Trial (Theresa Betancourt)
  • The Use of Waiting as a Detterrent to Migration, and Its Effect on the Well-being of Asylum Seekers (Olga Odgers Ortiz and Olga Olivas Hernandez
  • Trauma Loops: US Immigration Detention and Reverse Causality in PTSD (Hans Reihling)
  • Refugees on the Move: Health Along the Migratory Route Between Syria and California (Tala Al-Rousan)
  • “I’m Afraid I’ll Die before I See You Again”: Bureaucratic Violence and Ambiguous Loss among Refugees in the US (Bridget Haas)
  • Adapting to Mass Trauma and Displacement: Testing and Implementing the Adapt Model (Derrick Silove)
  • Does Humanitarian Mental Health Care Amount to Epistemic Violence or Is It a Matter of Saving Lives and Addressing Social Injustice? (Peter Ventevogel)