Studies on Health, Family, & Migration
The theme of health in Haiti is closely linked to those of the Family, Migration and Religion. The sweeping social and political transformations experienced by Haitian society – such as the contemporary crisis of authority and the state’s failure to take responsibility for the population, the phenomenon of the diaspora, the transformation of the peasantry and urban communities, and so forth – have engendered new kinds of social ties. What are the implications of these transformations for public health policies, strategies for fighting diseases, and the logics of decision-making at familial, local, national and transnational levels? The Laboratory themes intersect a set of inextricable issues: generations, processes of collective identification, conceptions of pathology and normality, the production of social ties in the context of the transnational circulation of people, ideas, goods, values, technologies and sociocultural practices.
The lines of research currently being developed in this Laboratory are:
1. Mobility, Risk and Disease
2. Migration, Family and Social Order
3. Violence, Sexuality and Domesticity
Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development
Funded by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
The aim of this initiative is to enhance the capacity of OECD partner countries to integrate the migration dimension into the design and implementation of their development strategies and public policies. The expected results of the project on interrelations between public policies, migration and development are to provide:
a. Evidence-based knowledge of the significance of migration in target countries’ development strategies, in this case Haiti;
b. Better understanding of the impact of public policies (both migration and non-migration related policies) on migration patterns and migrants’ situation in/from Haiti;
c. Better understanding of the impact of decisions adopted in relation to migration on other policy domains and ultimately on the socio-economic development of Haiti and destination countries;
d. Reinforcement of Haiti's capacity to properly take the migration dimension into account when designing and implementing public policies and development strategies;
e. Guidance for policy dialogue provided on the issues in the light of the results of analysis and field work.
Diaspora Impact on the Capacity for Recovery in Conflict and Crisis
Principal Investigators: Louis Herns Marcelin, INURED and University of Miami; Patricia Weiss Fagen, Senior Associate, Institute for the Study of International Migration, Georgetown University; Ariel Armony, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Miami; Toni Cela, Columbia University; Stephen C. Lubkemann, George Washington University; Nicholas Van Hear, Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford.
Mental Health Community Assessment Central Plateau
Gary Belkin, Associate Professor and Director, Program in Global Mental Health, New York University School of Medicine and Senior Director for Psychiatric Services, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, Partners in Health
Mental Health Intervention among Haitian Limb-loss Victims of the Earthquake
Yuval Neria, Director, Trauma and PTSD Program, Columbia University; Helena Verdeli, New York State Psychiatric Institute and Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University; Bryan Page, Chair Department of Anthropology, University of Miami
Caribbean Regional Hub for Mental Health Service Research and Capacity Building
Gary Belkin, New York University School of Medicine; The University of West Indies and INURED; Myrvine Fleureau, Université Paris 8