Category Archives: Immigration

“I’m Not a Freshi”: Culture Shock, Puberty and Growing Up as British-Bangladeshi Girls

Most people wish to banish the awkwardness and confusion of puberty from their memories, but for Lauren Houghton, puberty has been the focus of her research for more than a decade. Fascinated by the opportunity it presented for biosocial inquiry, … Continue reading

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Social Worker’s Attitudes towards Immigrants and Refugees

Cluster faculty member Andrew Rundle and colleagues, Yoosun Park (Smith College School for Social Work) and Bhuyan (Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto), were recently funded by Smith College to launch a nationwide survey of social worker’s attitudes … Continue reading

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Understanding the Healthy Immigrant Effect and Cardiovascular Disease: Looking to Big Data and Beyond

Lisa Bates and colleagues just published an editorial in Circulation on the “Healthy Immigrant Effect” – the better health outcomes observed among immigrants as compared to their native born peers.  Their editorial comments on research from the Cardiovascular Health in Ambulatory Care Research Team (CANHEART) … Continue reading

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