Dr. Luz Maria Garcini discusses the impact of COVID-19 on Undocumented Immigrants

Medical News Today recently published Dr. Garcini’s article COVID-19 pandemic: The impact on undocumented US families. Among millions of American families who have been through medical, social, and economic hardships, undocumented immigrant families are facing more complicated and unique challenges.

Luz Maria Garcini, PhD, MPH, is a nonresident scholar at the Center for the United States and Mexico and an Assistant Professor at the Center for Research to Advance Community Health (ReACH) at UT Health San Antonio’s Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine. Broadly, Dr. Garcini’s research focuses on the study of trauma, loss, and grief among Latino immigrants. The primary goal of her research is to inform policy and best practices among providers, as well as to develop and disseminate interventions for individuals and families facing adversity. Her current work with Projecto Voces, which involves both community outreach and research, has generated scientific evidence to document and address the complex health needs of undocumented Mexican immigrants and deportees.

The full article can be accessed here.

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