Laura Vargas

Education:
PhD, 2018, Social Policy and Policy Analysis, Columbia School of Social Work, Columbia University
MSW, Policy Practice, Specialization in Health, Mental Health and Disabilities, Columbia School of Social Work, Columbia University
MPA, 2013 Concentration in Urban and Social Policy, Columbia University School of Internationaland Public Affairs (SIPA) Columbia University

PhD Dissertation Titile: 
The Effects of Violence on Health Service Utilization and Access in Mexico

PhD Thesis Advisor:
\Julien Teitler, PhD, Professor and Senior Associate Dean, Research & Academic Affairs, Columbia School of Social Work

Postdoc Research Topic:
Exposure to Trauma and Mental Health of Recent Latinx Immigrants

Penn Department:
Penn Injury Science Center & School of Nursing

Penn Faculty Mentors:
Therese S. Richmond, PhD, RN, FAAN

Andrea B. Laporte Professor of Nursing, Associate Dean for Research & Innovation, School of Nursing

Zachary F Meisel, MD, MPH, MSHP
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Director, Center for Emergency Care Policy and Research, Perelman School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine

RESEARCH HUB

"Climate change is increasingly understood as one of many drivers of human displacement, both within and across bor… t.co/oPVxl07Zjm

"Once you start making the effort to “wake yourself up” – that is, be more mindful in your activities – you suddenl… t.co/arLMdjNgmD

Community-based nonprofits, like Last Mile Heath, have effectively served their communities in Liberia during the E… t.co/XPeta8qwcK

"If not to celebrities, where should public health officials turn in this race-against-time fight to change the min… t.co/j4gItRCAOl

#OTD in 1774 Joseph Priestley identified a gas that he called dephlogisticated air. Do you know what we call it tod… t.co/sWgdfwEmlH

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