Immigrant Health Initiative


About the Initiative

The Immigrant Health Initiative (iHi) is spearheaded by a group of faculty members and center leaders from eight USC schools to find new solutions to reduce the persistent health disparities and improve health outcomes in the U.S. Alarmed by the rising prevalence of obesity and chronic diseases among immigrants after their arrival in the U.S. and coupled with the increasing proportion of new immigrant populations in this country, the iHi recognizes the importance of immigrant health in public health policies and practices. Encouraged by the incredible resilience and ingenuity displayed by the immigrants and the vast cultural assets among them, the iHi intends to identify positive values and healthy traditions of immigrants and help them keep their strengths and Americanize with good health. The goal of iHi is to engage immigrants in health promotion and disease prevention and redefine the American lifestyle to benefit all.


About the Immigrant Health Initiative

Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, PhD, MPH

“The Immigrant Health Initiative provides a forum for research ideas and collaboration on immigrant health to flourish. Join us in our discussions to find viable and humane strategies and develop research collaborations and opportunities to address immigrant health in America today.”
Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, PhD, MPH
iHi Principal Investigator

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iHi News

William Vega, executive director of the Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging at the USC School of Social Work

New Health Initiative Focuses on Immigrants

A diverse panel of experts from eight USC schools, led by Lihua Liu, assistant professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, recently formed a new public health initiative to focus on the health of immigrants in the United States. The Immigrant Health Initiative (iHi), which received a
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iHi Events

Promoting Cancer Health Equity for Chinese Immigrant Women: How Culture & Access to Care Intersect

Promoting Cancer Health Equity for Chinese Immigrant Women: How Culture & Access to Care Intersect

Franklin Room Suite TCC350, Ronald Tutor Campus Center, University Park Campus
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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Keck School Events

USC Stem Cell Seminar: Jan Nolta

USC Stem Cell Seminar: Jan Nolta

Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center Auditorium, 1st floor conference room
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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