Dr Angel Desai

Clinical Infectious Disease Research Fellow
Institution: Brigham & Women’s Hospital / International Society for Infectious Diseases
Current Insitution Location: United States of America


Migration Health Research Area/Expertise:
I have had several experiences with migration health, both clinically and from a research perspective. In medical school in Chicago, USA, I received a grant to work with undocumented adolescents living in the area. In residency, I was part of the International Medicine Clinic at the University of Washington where I cared for refugee and immigrant patients as part of my continuity clinic weekly. It was there that I also participated in public health education to local Cambodian and Somali refugees. I am completing my Infectious Disease Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, USA where I have been studying infectious disease epidemiology among displaced persons. I am also beginning to study the intersection of public policy and refugee health outcomes as well.

Research Focus/Expertise on Relevant Migrant Categories:
Internal Migration
Internally displaced persons (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)

International/Cross-Border Migration
Asylum seekers (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Refugees (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)

General Research Focus/Expertise: 
Infectious diseases
Refugee health
Vaccine preventable diseases/immunization

Relevant Publications

Title Author Year Published Link to Publication
Seroprevalence of Hepatitis B Infection among Immigrants in a Primary Care Clinic: A Case for Granular Ethnicity and Language Data Collection Terasaki G, Desai A, McKinney CM, Haider MZ 2017