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CUNY Mexican Studies Institute 1rst Annual Conference: ¡Salud! Beyond Deficits and Paradoxes in Mexican Immigration and Health

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  • Lisa Sun-Hee Park, Criminalizing Health Care: Pregnant Immigrant Women and the Question of Public Charge
  • Anahí Viladrich, From Framing to Counter-framing Narratives: Unauthorized Immigrants and their Right to Health Care in the US
  • Seth Holmes, "Because They're Lower to the Ground" and Other Naturalizing Narratives
  • Robert Smith, Mexican immigrants and Seguro Popular
  • Moderator and discussant: Marilyn Aguirre-Molina

Panel 2: Beyond the Paradox: Health for a new millennium

Peter Guarnaccia, We Eat Meat Everyday: Ecology and Economy of Dietary Change among Oaxacan Migrants from Mexico to New Jersey
Ramona Tenorio, Seeking Health Care in the Urban Shadows: Latino Lay Healing Practices in Milwaukee
Luisa N. Borrell, Revisiting the Hispanic Paradox on All-Cause Mortality: One Size Does Not Fit All
Jennifer Burrell, Rethinking the Mixed Status Family: MexicanMigrants and Health Care Access in Upstate New York
Moderator and discussant: Suzanne Oboler

Roundtable with Health Care Providers: Round Table moderated by David Badillo with Health Advocates and and Practitioners:
Josana Tonda Salcedo, Ventanillas de Salud (Consulate of Mexico in New York)
Haydee Morales, Planned Parenthood of NY
Dr. Francesca Gany, Center for Immigrant Health & Cancer Disparities, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Maria Corsaro, CNM, MPH, Columbia Nurse Midwifery Program
Dr. Debra Pelto, MPH, PhD, The Bronx Health Link

Book Presentation Is it Just a Matter of Descuido?: The Health Care Seeking Journey of Latino Men in New York City, by Ernesto Vasquez del Aguila and Marilyn Aguirre-Molina, a publication of the CUNY Institute for Health Equity.

Interviews regarding the conference and the launch of the CUNY Institute of Mexican Studies with:

Jennifer Burrell, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of anthropology at University at Albany SUNY, where she is also an associate of the Department of Latin American, Caribbean and US Latino Studies, the Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities, and the Institute for Mesoamerican Studies.

Luisa Borrell, DDS, Ph.D., Lehman College/CUNY, is a Professor at the Department of Health Sciences, Lehman College and the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Public Health, and the Chair of the Department of Health Sciences, CUNY.

Ricardo Fernández, President, Lehman College, City University of New York, Español and English

Alyshia Gálvez, Español, Ph.D., acting director of the the CUNY Mexican Studies Institute, is a cultural anthropologist whose work focuses on the efforts by Mexican immigrants in New York City to achieve the rights of citizenship.

Peter Guarnaccia, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Human Ecology at the School of Environmental & Biological Sciences and Investigator at the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University, New Brunswick.

Dr. David Hayes-Bautista, currently Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture at the School of Medicine, UCLA.

Jay Hershenson, Senior Vice-Chancellor, City University of New York

Seth Holmes, MD, Ph.D., is Martin Sisters Endowed Chair and Assistant Professor of Health and Social Behavior in the School of Public Health at the University of California Berkeley.

Dominick Laperuta, Director of Public Safety, Lehman College.

Eduardo Peñaloza, Educational Programs, Consulate of Mexico in New York.

Lisa Sun-Hee Park, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology and Asian American Studies at the University of Minnesota.

Jesus Pérez, Executive Director, CUNY Taskforce on Mexican and Mexican-American Educational Futures

Victor Pichardo, Community Affairs Officer of State Senator Gustavo Rivera's office

Fatima Shama, Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs, City of New York

Ramona Tenorio, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a doctoral candidate from the Department of Anthropology

Anahí Viladrich, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Sociology at Queens College/CUNY, is a sociologist and medical anthropologist originally from Argentina.