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Postdoctoral Scholars

  • Nadia Santillanes

    Nadia Santillanes

    PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar and Lecturer of Anthropology and Global Health, Affiliated Faculty, Center for Global Mental Health

    Dr. Nadia Sanitllanes is a social anthropologist with expertise on mental health and migration. Since 2007, she has conducted research on health and migration in various contexts and population groups. One of them aimed to explore the difficulties that mexican undocumented have in accessing health services in New York City. During her PhD, she did her ethnographic work on the health / illness / care processes of mexican undocumented women diagnosed with depression in New York City. Her principal interests are violence and its linkage with mental health problems in vulnerable groups in migrational contexts. Primary interest also include the evaluation of public health policies towards the specific needs of migrant groups. Dr. Santillanes continues her UCSD Postdoctoral work with CGMH colleagues on our migrant shelter research projects in Mexico.  Soon she is also scheduled to be appointed as Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Social Research at UNAM, Mexico