Health Issues in Asylum Seekers

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC), 350/351
Los Angeles, CA 90089

In this USC Immigrant Health Initiative seminar, Cynthia Willard, medical director for the Program for Torture Victims in Los Angeles, will discuss health issues asylum seekers face.

An assistant clinical professor at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, she is developing an asylum medicine program in the Department of Family Medicine, drawing upon her decade-long experience practicing medicine with a focus on immigrant health and human rights in underserved communities. She has worked overseas in Albania, Kosovo, Liberia and Kenya and founded the Utah Health & Human Rights Project, a torture rehabilitation program, in Salt Lake City

This seminar is hosted by the USC Immigrant Health Initiative in collaboration with the USC Center for Health Equity in the Americas and USC Institute for Global Health. Learn more about the Immigrant Health Initiative at


Photo: “Arbeitsbesuch Mazedonien” by Dragan Tatic / Bundesministerium für Europa, Integration und Äusseres licensed under cc-by-2.0.

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Lecture / Talk / Workshop


Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff


University Park Campus






Institute for Global Health
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