Amelia Goldsmith

Ms Amelia Goldsmith

Graduate Researcher
Institution: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Current Insitution Location: United States of America

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Migration Health Research Area/Expertise:
I first began my career by helping refugees, immigrants and migrant agricultural laborers gain access to health insurance and medical care through the Legal Aid system in central Virginia and New York City. I have conducted research on migration and health at the World Health Organization, the Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health, the International Rescue Committee and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency. I am currently working as an epidemiology consultant investigating Chronic Kidney Disease of Undetermined Causes (CKDu) affecting agricultural migrants in Latin America. I recently graduated with my MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2018.

Research Focus/Expertise on Relevant Migrant Categories:
Internal Migration
Internally displaced persons (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Left-behind migrant families (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Migrant Workers (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)

International/Cross-Border Migration
Asylum seekers (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Human smuggling (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Human trafficking (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
International migrant workers (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Patient mobility across borders (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Refugees (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Seasonal farm workers (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)

General Research Focus/Expertise: 
Community participation in health
Disaster preparedness and response
Disease surveillance
Global health diplomacy
Health and human rights
Health law
Health policy
Health systems research
Humanitarian health interventions
Immigration health examinations
Labour migration and health
Public Health
Refugee health
Unaccompanied children
Violence and health

Relevant Publications

Title Author Year Published Link to Publication
Amid US funding cuts, UNRWA appeals for health and dignity of Palestinian refugees Akihiro Seita, Amelia Goldsmith, Majed Hababeh, Yousef Shahin 2018