Immigrant Visions & Voices: A Photovoice Exploration of Health in Chile

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

This is a past event.

Soto Street Building (SSB), 301
2001 N. Soto Street , Los Angeles, CA 90033

In the last three decades, Chile has witnessed a considerable influx of immigrants, the majority from other Latin American countries. These individuals may experience a particular vulnerability and unique set of social determinants that affect their health and well-being, thus creating a need for research in this area.

Through collaboration with the Center for Health Equity in the Americas at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, University of Chile School of Public Health and Municipality of Recoleta, a research team including Justin Trop, Keck School medical student, and Mellissa Withers, assistant professor of preventive medicine, carried out a community-based study using photovoice, a participatory research method through which members of the community—in this case, immigrants of Recoleta, Santiago—reflected and represented their lived experiences related to health and well-being through photography and narrative. Justin and Professor Withers will give a presentation of the study, and the photos and narratives will be shared in an exposition. For any questions, please contact Justin Trop at or Mellissa Withers at

This seminar is hosted by the USC Immigrant Health Initiative (iHi) in collaboration with the USC Center for Health Equity in the Americas and USC Institute for Global Health.

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Lecture / Talk / Workshop


Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff


Health Sciences Campus



Free with RSVP

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