Dr. Dennis conducts population health research in the Dept. of Internal Medicine,
analyzing large databases to understand disparities in health outcomes or services.
He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Colorado, with a specialization
in population health and demography. In recent years, he has co-authored multiple
publications examining the health of Mexican immigrants to the U.S. Prior to coming
to TTUHSC, he spent 5 years as an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University
of Texas of the Permian Basin.
The WHO estimates that 214 million people worldwide are international migrants, residing
somewhere other than their country of origin. Understanding the health profile of
migrant and refugee populations is relevant to both sending and receiving countries
for economic reasons, as well as for the provision of health care services. This
presentation examines recent research on the health profile of immigrant populations
worldwide, with an in-depth focus on immigrants to the United States.
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