Refugee Health Interest Group To join, contact the moderator
The Refugee and Asylum seeker Health Initiative (RAHI) encompasses and oversees all clinical and academic endeavors related to refugee and asylee health within the UCSF system. Our goal is to make refugee and asylee health a recognized priority, to improve quality of care of these individuals, and to foster education and academic activity in this field. The committee is multidisciplinary, including current members of UCSF faculty, staff, Global health Core and faculty affiliates, Survivors International, Newcomers Program, Department of Public Health, UC Consortium, asylum evaluators, interested students and housestaff, legal consultants, refugee resettlement agencies, and prominent members of the community. We provide support and expertise in clinical endeavors, develop housestaff and medical student curriculum, and encourage academic research and publications in refugee health. Community education, social activism, and raising awareness are important priorities within the initiative. We are committed to expanding the knowledge base and literature on refugee health in order to foster evidence-based practice within the field.
Fatima Karaki: Founder and Director of RAHI. Specializes in refugee and asylum seeker health both locally and overseas, focusing on the Syrian refugee crisis.
Devora Keller: Performs medical evaluations of asylum seekers at the Trauma Recovery Center; interested in asylum seeker health.
Masters of Global Health student performing international research on refugee health in the Middle East.
Social Worker Staff
Staff: Education Program Manager, Osher Center
Dept of Public Health
Professor: researching long-term health consequences of war on displaced communities and the psychological and psychiatric effects of armed conflict on children