Mr Emeka Iloegbu

Clinical Laboratory Scientist
Institution: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Current Insitution Location: United States of America

Phone Number: +16464368168

Migration Health Research Area/Expertise:
Most recently I conducted a 6-month migrant health capacity building project in a Colonia near the US/Mexico border. This project was undertaken in two comprehensive phases. The first phase of the project we conducted a Comprehensive Environmental Health Assessment where we held community-wide focus groups and administered surveys as primary data collection. The second phase of the project was the capacity building portion where I recruited residents to be community health workers. During this second phase with the help of available resources, I created a community health worker training program, and curriculum to help guide future initiatives. After my Masters, I gained consultative status with the UNESCO and took part in the negotiation process for the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration and plan on developing a project focusing on implementation of key objectives focusing on building capacity and workforce development. I will also be attending the WHO Summer School on Refugee and Migrant Health in Palermo Italy Sept 2018.

Research Focus/Expertise on Relevant Migrant Categories:
Internal Migration
Migrant Workers (Adults)
Students (Adolescents)

International/Cross-Border Migration
Asylum seekers (Adults, Elderly)
Humanitarian entrants/ Refugee resettlement programs (Adults, Elderly)
International students (Adolescents)
Refugees (Adults, Elderly)
Seasonal farm workers (Adults, Elderly)

General Research Focus/Expertise: 
Community participation in health
Disaster preparedness and response
Health promotion/ Health education
Health systems research
Humanitarian health interventions
Infectious diseases
International health regulations
Labour migration and health
Non-communicable diseases (NCD)
Public Health
Refugee health
Vaccine preventable diseases/immunization

Relevant Projects

Title Year Published Region/Country Role in the Project Main Outcome Link to Study Reports and publications
Capacity Building in a Rural Farmworker Community 2017 Central and North America and the CaribbeanMexico
Central and North America and the CaribbeanUnited States of America
Co-Investigator Identification of Top 5 health issues, recruitment and training of residents as community health workers, and design of a curriculum and training program.
Health Systems Strengthening 2018 European Economic AreaNetherlands Research Staff Key recommendations for WHO and Ministries of Health
Systematic Review of WHO Lessons and Reports on Health of Refugees and Migrants 2018 Principal Investigator Consolidation of key recommendations for user-friendly global implementation
Use of the Haddon's Matrix to address NCDs in migrant communities 2018 Central and North America and the CaribbeanUnited States of America Principal Investigator Key recommendations for project development in rural migrant communities along the US/Mexico border
Analysis and Implementation of Objective 1 and 15 of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration using the People Centered Approach for CBPR 2018 Central and North America and the CaribbeanUnited States of America Principal Investigator