Ms Silvana Larrea

Institution: National Institute of Public Health
Current Insitution Location: Mexico

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7a Cerrada de Fray Pedro de Gante 50, Tlalpan, CDMX, 14080

Migration Health Research Area/Expertise:
I am a Public Health student in the National Institute of Public Health in Mexico City. Since I was a medical student I became interested in the relationship between health and migration. Later, when I started studying Public Health, I contacted the director of the Migration and Health Unit of the Institute and we began to collaborate in several projects. The last one is a proposal for the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security which revolves around strengthening the local networks for human rights and health of migrants in transit and returned migrants in 5 Mexican states. Also, my thesis revolves around access to healthcare for migrants in transit in the state of Veracruz, Mexico and the relationship between the migratory experience and the development of acquired resistance to HIV therapy. At last, I will be doing a two-month internship with Dr. Xóchitl Castañeda at the Health Initiative of the Americas in Berkeley, California.

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

International/Cross-Border Migration
Humanitarian entrants/ Refugee resettlement programs (Children, Adolescents, Adults)
Asylum seekers (Children, Adolescents, Adults)
Human trafficking (Children, Adolescents, Adults)

General Research Focus/Expertise: 
Adolescent health
Disease surveillance
Evidence-based reviews
Health and human rights
Health law
Health policy
Health promotion/ Health education
Preventive medicine
Public Health
Violence and health