Ruggia Luciano

Mr Ruggia Luciano

Head of Research Group Migration And Health
Institution: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine / University of Berne
Current Insitution Location: Switzerland

Phone Number: 41316313429
Website: Go to website

Mittelstrasse 43, 3012 Bern, Switzerland

Migration Health Research Area/Expertise:
I am leading a Research Group on Migration and Health: This working group coordinates our various activities in relation to migrant's health. I have over ten years of experience in migration and HIV, STI and infectious diseases, particularly among sub-Saharan migrants coming to Europe. I lead behavioral surveillance in migrants and currently, I am designing research aiming at NCD in migrants (particularly cancer). I am currently writing an article on where migrants get infected with HIV and another article on estimating and modeling the 90 90 90 HIV cascade in Sub-Saharan migrants. I am also interested in social and economic determinants of health in migrants, especially refugees and illegal (sans papier) migrants. I am also currently designing a teaching module in Migration & Health and will participate in a study on internal migration health in Colombia. I also provide consultancy for other organization's projects in the field of Migration and Health. I work in 5 languages: English, French, German, Spanish and Italian. I understand Portuguese.

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)
Humanitarian entrants/ Refugee resettlement programs (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
International migrant workers (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Refugees (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Resident visa holders (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)

General Research Focus/Expertise: 
Adolescent health
Allergy & Immunology
Disease surveillance
Evidence-based reviews
Global health diplomacy
Health and human rights
Health care financing
Health diplomacy/ international relations
Health economics
Health law
Health of detainees/ incarceration
Health policy
Health promotion/ Health education
Human resources for health
Internal medicine
International health regulations
Labour migration and health
Maternal and child health
Mental health
Mobile health (mHealth)
Non-communicable diseases (NCD)
Preventive medicine
Public Health
Refugee health
Sexual and reproductive health
Substance abuse
Vaccine preventable diseases/immunization
Violence and health

Relevant Projects

Title Year Published Region/Country Role in the Project Main Outcome Link to Study Reports and publications
Migrants and Cancer 2018 Principal Investigator KAP study regarding cancer in a resident migrant population (multilingual)
Mental health study in Eritrean refugees 2018 European Economic AreaSwitzerland Collaborator m-Health study over several months (after a baseline assessment in a sample of refugees)
HIV Cascade in Sub-Saharan African Migrants in Switzerland 2018 Principal Investigator Estimating the various HIV cascade steps for a high prevalence group (Sub-Saharan African Migrants) living in Switzerland.

Relevant Publications

Title Author Year Published Link to Publication
Migration et santé: défis et opportunités d’une relation complexe Ruggia Luciano 2017