Curriculum Vitae

  • Director, Center for Research on Migration & Refugee Integration, College Of Social Work
  • Co-Chair, Institutional Review Board, Vp For Research
  • Research Professor, College Of Social Work
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Family And Preventive Medicine
  • Research Professor, College Of Social Work


Research Statement

My research emphasis is on women's health, specifically maternal and child health, cancer risk and personalized genomics, as well as the health of women and youth from refugee backgrounds.  Research ethics in the local, national, and global settings are a crucial part of my work.  In addition, research is not conducted in a vacuum--interdisciplinary work is critical for successful, applied research projects that address real-world problems and provide appropriate solutions for the issues of today.

Research Keywords

  • Refugee Women's Health, Interest Level: 5
  • Qualitative Methods (social sciences), Interest Level: 5
  • Morocco, Interest Level: 5
  • Maternal Mortality, Interest Level: 5
  • Breast Cancer, Interest Level: 4

Research Groups

  • Refugee Research Team, Research Professor. CSW & DFPM. 01/2013 - present.


  • Family Health Leadership Tool. Family Medical Group, University of Utah, 05/2016.
  • Circle of Health. Center of Excellence for Women's Health, 01/2012.