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Emory Hosts Two-Day Conference Examining U.S. Immigrants’ Diabetes and Obesity Risk


How do U.S. immigrants’ risks of developing diabetes and obesity compare to native-born Americans? Leading researchers from around the globe will convene at Emory University April 26-27 for a conference examining the emergence of chronic diseases among foreign-born people living in the U.S. and the implications for research, prevention and public policy.
The research symposium, “Migration and Cardio-metabolic Risk: Obesity and Diabetes Among Foreign Born People in the United States,” is hosted by the Hubert Department of Global Health at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health. It will be held at the Emory Conference Center Hotel. The conference is open to invited researchers and scholars.

To schedule an interview with a conference researcher, please call 404-727-5692.


Thursday, April 26

9:30-10:30 a.m. - Migration and health: The big picture

Solveig Argeseanu, PhD, Emory University
Guillermina Jasso, PhD, New York University
Philip Musgrove, PhD, Health Affairs: The Policy Journal of the Health Sphere
Robert Stephenson, PhD, Emory University
10:45-11:45 a.m. - Lessons from global migration studies

Wil Fujimoto, MD, University of Washington
Oliver Razum, MD, Bielefeld University
Graciela Teruel, PhD, Universidad Iberoamericana
1-2:30 p.m. - Obesity, diabetes & risk behavior among migrants

Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, MD, University of California (San Diego)
Julienne Kirk, PharmD, Wake Forest University
Ted McDonald, PhD, University of New Brunswick
Marguerite McNeely, MD, MPH, University of Washington
Reena Oza-Frank, Emory University
2:45-4:30 p.m. - Short presentations on identifying knowledge gaps

Maria Araneta, PhD, University of California (San Diego)
Susan Duval, PhD, University of Minnesota
Sanjay Kinra, MD, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Jacqueline Lucas, MPH, National Center for Health Statistics
Ranjita Misra, PhD, Texas A&M University
Deepa Raj, PhD, Madras Diabetes Research Foundation
Fernando Riosmena, PhD, University of Wisconsin (Madison)
Peter Wilson, MD, Emory University
6:30-8 p.m. - Keynote: Globalization and health
James W. Curran, MD, MPH, Dean, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

Friday, April 27

8:15-9:45 a.m. - Migration and health: What cohort data are available?

Guillermina Jasso, PhD, New York University
Alka Kanaya, MD, University of California (San Francisco)
Andrew Karter, PhD, Kaiser Permanente Northern California
Reynaldo Martorell, PhD, Emory University
Rodolfo Valdez, PhD, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
10 a.m.-Noon - Foreign-born representation in epidemiological studies and clinical trials

Larissa Aviles-Santa, MD, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Sherwanna Clarke, PharmD, GlaxoSmithKline
Terry Huang, PhD, MPH, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, PhD, University of South Carolina
Ali Mokdad, PhD, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Phil Musgrove, PhD, Health Affairs: The Policy Journal of the Health Sphere
K. M. Venkat Narayan, MD, MSc, MBA, Emory University
Meng Tan, MD, Eli Lilly and Company
Viola Vaccarino, MD, PhD, Emory University
2:15-4:30 p.m. - Identifying main themes & agenda setting
Robert Stephenson, PhD, Emory University


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