The Cadario Visiting Lecture in Public Policy

Dr. Gunisha Kaur on Reimagining Migrant Health

April 15, 2024 | 8:30AM - 10:00AM
Online & in-person
Munk School, Human rights & justice, Migration & borders

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This event took place in the Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto ON and online via Zoom.
On Monday April 15 Dr. Gunisha Kaur delivered the Cadario Visiting Lecture in Public Policy entitled Reimagining Migrant Health. Dr. Kaur’s talk covered a novel approach to global health work, rooted in medical anthropology. It included programs that are local and international with a primary focus on refugee health research.
The Cadario Visiting Lecture in Public Policy is possible because of the generous support of Paul Cadario, Distinguished Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy.  
About the speaker
Dr. Gunisha Kaur, MD, MA is a practicing physician, medical anthropologist, and refugee health researcher at Cornell University Medical College. Dr. Kaur has used her extensive background in neuroscience research as an analytical framework to pioneer the study of human rights through rigorous scientific methodology. This has involved clinical research with refugees on issues such as cardiovascular disease related to deportation stress, treatment of chronic somatic pain after torture, and the use of cutting-edge digital tools and artificial intelligence for early diagnosis of hypertension in pregnant refugee women. Her research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Academy of Medicine, and Cornell University. She is a Stephen M. Kellen Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations and an Emerging Leader in Health and Medicine at the National Academy of Medicine and holds degrees from Cornell University and Harvard University. Herself a migrant to the United States, Dr. Kaur has dedicated her career to advancing the health of other forcibly displaced men, women, and children. She is the Founding Director of the Human Rights Impact Lab and is a Medical Director of the Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights.
Munk School, Human rights & justice, Migration & borders


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Dr. Gunisha Kaur

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medical College; Director, Human Rights Impact Lab; Medical Director, Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights