Ursula Trummer

Dr Ursula Trummer

Head of Center
Institution: Center for Health and Migration, Vienna
Current Insitution Location: Austria

Email: ursula.trummer@c-hm.com
Phone Number: 436601529741
Website: Go to website

Address:
Wasagasse 12/3/5; 1090 Vienna, Austria

Migration Health Research Area/Expertise:
Education: PhD in Sociology of Health and Medicine, MSc in Organisational Development and Counselling, Master degree in Socioeconomic Sciences.

Ursula Trummer is Co-founder and Head of the Center for Health and Migration (C-HM) based in Vienna, Austria. She works on the development of a theoretical and empirical knowledge base in terms of the complex interplay of health, migration, and social inclusion to inform policy and practice development.

Her main research interests are access to health care for vulnerable migrant groups, ethics, and economics, social determinants of health, public health systems, and methodological challenges of trans- and interdisciplinary work.

Ursula Trummer acted/acts as project director of European and international projects and co-authored the Amsterdam Declaration “Towards Migrant Friendly Hospitals in an ethno-culturally diverse Europe” (2004). In the “Thematic study on cost-analysis of health care provisions to migrants and ethnic minorities” (2014-2016, conducted in the framework of the IOM EQUI HEALTH project co-financed by DG Sanco), and the Study on “Migrants and Healthcare. Social and Economic Approaches” (Asia Europe Public Health Network (ASEF), 2012-2014) she co-developed an approach to economically quantify effects of excluding migrants from healthcare provision schemes.
In “Health Care in NowHereland – Improving Services for Undocumented Migrants in the EU”, EU, Project co-funded by DG Sanco, (2008-2011) she and colleagues developed a landscape of EU policies and practices towards access to health care for undocumented migrants.

Ursula Trummer was management committee member of two COST actions on Migrant Health (ADAPT “Adapting European health systems to diversity”, 2011 - 2016, and HOME “Health and Social Care for Migrants and Ethnic Minorities” 2007 – 2011).
She is currently management committee member in three ongoing COST actions on “Intergenerational Family Solidarity”, “Ageism - a multi-national, interdisciplinary perspective”, and the “International Ethnic and Immigrant Minorities' Survey Data Network”
Ursula Trummer lectures at various universities, e.g. the Medical University of Vienna (Diversity and Medicine, Gender Medicine) and the Medical University of Graz (Public Health). She is an independent expert to the European Commission, the European Agency for Fundamental Rights, and the Norwegian Research Council. She is engaged in various initiatives and multiple stakeholders for capacity building in the field of health and migration. (see http://c-hm.com/news/).

More info on www.c-hm.com

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

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


General Research Focus/Expertise: 
Community participation in health
Gender
Health administration
Health and human rights
Health communication
Health economics
Health policy
Health promotion/ Health education
Health systems research
Human resources for health
Immigration health examinations
Labour migration and health
Mental health
Refugee health
Unaccompanied children

Relevant Projects

Title Year Published Region/Country Role in the Project Main Outcome Link to Study Reports and publications
Feasibility study in the frame of the action Re-Health “Support Member States under particular migratory pressure in their response to health related challenges” 2016
Capacity Building for Migration Health Training, Research and Policy Analysis in the East African Community and the European Union particularly Austria 2016
Thematic study on cost analysis of health care provision for migrants and ethnic minorities 2014
Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) Health Strand: country study on Austria 2014 South-Eastern Europe Eastern Europe and Central AsiaAustria
Costs of Exclusion of (Un-)Documented Migrants from Health Care – Joint Research on Health and Migration in Asia and Europe 2012
Healthcare in NowHereland: Improving Services for Undocumented Migrants in the EU 2008
Migrant Nurses Study Vienna 2009 South-Eastern Europe Eastern Europe and Central AsiaAustria

Relevant Publications

Title Author Year Published Link to Publication
Cost savings through timely treatment for irregular migrants and EU citizens without insurance (Infographic and explanatory note) Ursula Trummer, Sonja Novak-Zezula, Anna-Theresa Renner, and Ina Wilczewska 2016
Migrants and Healthcare. Social and Economic Approaches. ASEF Public Health Network Ursula Trummer, Sonja Novak-Zezula, Kai Hong Phua, Sian Griffiths, Roger Chung, and Huso Yi 2014
Social Capital, Health, and Migration Ursula Trummer, Sonja Novak-Zezula, and Arild Aambø 2017
Migrant health: the economic argument Ursula Trummer, Allan Krasnik 2017
Cost savings through timely treatment for irregular migrants and EU citizens without insurance (Policy Brief Austria) Ursula Trummer, Sonja Novak-Zezula, Anna Renner, Ina Wilczewska 2016
Cost savings through timely treatment for irregular migrants and EU citizens without insurance (Policy Brief Belgium) Ursula Trummer, Sonja Novak-Zezula, Anna Renner, Ina Wilczewska 2016
Cost savings through timely treatment for irregular migrants and EU citizens without insurance (Policy Brief Italy) Ursula Trummer, Sonja Novak-Zezula, Anna Renner, Ina Wilczewska 2016
Cost savings through timely treatment for irregular migrants and EU citizens without insurance (Policy Brief Spain) Ursula Trummer, Sonja Novak-Zezula, Anna Renner, Ina Wilczewska 2016
Public Policy, Immigrant Experience and Health Outcomes in Austria Ursula Trummer, Ina Wilczewska 2016
Access to Health Care for Undocumented Migrant Children. European Regulations and Practices Ursula Trummer, Nathalie Simonnot, Frank Vanbiervliet 2016
The interplay of health, migrant status and socioeconomic status in eight EU countries Ursula Karl-Trummer, Sascha Sardadvar 2012
Access to Healthcare for Undocumented Migrants in the EU, Norway and Switzerland Ursula Trummer, Sonja Novak-Zezula 2013
Access to healthcare for undocumented migrants in the EU: A first landscape of NowHereland Ursula Karl-Trummer, Sonja Novak-Zezula, Birgit Metzler 2010
Health Care for Undocumented Migrants in the EU: Concepts and Cases Ursula Karl-Trummer, Birgit Metzler, Sonja Novak-Zezula 2009