The Annual Summer Institute on Migration and Global Health is one of the few academic spaces dedicated to present and analyze in depth the interrelation between migration, the health of migrants, and global health from a multi-disciplinary perspective. 

The near 300 million international migrants and refugees worldwide are at high risk of disproportionate burden from diseases, because of social, political, and structural factors associated with their migration status. Increasing border restrictions have also had an impact on the mobility of migrants and the role of humanitarian organizations serving them. 

During the nine online sessions of the Summer Institute, participants will have the opportunity to hear from experts about different health issues that affect mobile populations, and how national and international policies and practices have impacted migrant and refugee populations in Europe, the Americas, and other world regions. They will also learn about research tools and best practices to conduct research and education to mobile populations.



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The Institute will be online. Registered participants will have the opportunity to watch the live presentations via Zoom, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PDT (find your time zone here 

Participants will also have access to a password protected virtual classroom where they will be able to view the recorded sessions at their preferred time. The virtual classroom will also include supplemental materials for each one of the covered topics, and participants will be able to engage in discussions and exchange ideas and experiences with others via discussion boards.

Intended Audience

The Summer Institute is intended for researchers, faculty, students, public health and healthcare providers, community leaders, individuals working in the non-profit sector, government officials, and other professionals working or interested in the health of migrant populations.  


English and Spanish through simultaneous interpretation.

Certificate of Attendance 

At the end of the Summer Institute, participants will receive a certificate of attendance. In order to receive this certificate, one must watch at least seven of the nine sessions, either in real time or the recordings.


Cost: $150 USD

A 20% discount will be offered to those that register before May 10, 2021.

Registration Deadline: The last day to register for the Summer Institute is June 10, 2021.

Photo by Antonio Turok

Photo by Antonio Turok

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The 16th Summer Institute on Migration and Global Health is organized by: