MHADRI Newsletter May 2022

Please read through our newsletter to see all the things MHADRI members have been up to in the past few months and will be doing throughout 2022.

Bibliometric Analysis of COVID-19

The joint IOM-MHADRI paper, “Bibliometric Analysis of COVID-19 in the context of Migration Health, version 3.0” is now online! Click here to read the key messages distilled from the study.

Among the key findings include that the publications relevant to migration health and human mobility mapped by research themes included: public health interventions (42.7%), disease epidemiology and mathematical modelling (28.2%), impact assessment and policy analysis (17.5%), health system capacity (10.0%), migrant specific themes (9.5%), and clinical management (8.3%). Research themes such as: diagnostic and testing strategies, and candidate therapeutics and vaccines were largely under-represented in the current evidence base (less than 5 per cent of the 1,953 publications). About 10% (n=190) of the publications used mathematical modelling to predict spread, and model social distancing, border closures, and impacts on the health care system capacities. Of this number, about 28 per cent (54 out of 190) were global in scope and about 25 per cent (48 out of 190) covered China. There were only two studies that investigated situations in camps settings. These findings highlight the importance of considering the migrant- and migration-health-related concepts in research and scientific communications.

Image shows a network map, with high-frequency words in larger text. Words include travel, transmission, quarantine, and more. There are three clusters of colors (red, green, and blue) that contain words that are strongly related to each other.

Read the full paper and explore the repository of publications on COVID-19 with reference to migration health and human mobility.

ECR Network

We are pleased  to update you on the forming of the Early Career Research (ECR) network sub-committee in April. The ECR sub-committee will meet in the upcoming months to plan events and determine ways to support other early career members within the MHADRI network. Thanks to all applicants for reaching out to support this initiative.

Click this link to stay updated and find out more! 
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Call for Papers

"Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease: Contemporary Migrant Health"
Deadline: 31 August, 2022
MHADRI member Dr. Davide T. Mosca is the editor of this special refugee- and migrant-focused issue of "Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease".

"This Special Issue of the journal seeks contributions from authors who can advance understanding and knowledge on current and future challenges in promoting the agenda of health for refugee and migrants, gaps, new priorities and opportunities. We are especially interested in papers that describe innovative practices, replicable models, new policy development, cross-sector partnerships and frameworks for cooperation across the spectrum of human rights, sustainable development, public health, disease control, climate change, research, etc., as they relate to health and migration."

Click here to see more. 
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Job Opportunity

Canada Excellence Research Chair

University of Manitoba is looking to fill the post of Canada Excellence Research Chair in their Department of Community Health Sciences. Consideration of applications will begin on May 2, 2022. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

"The Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) is a prestigious Research Chair program funded by the Government of Canada, to attract world-class researchers to establish high-impact research programs at Canadian universities. A CERC is one of the most prestigious international awards globally, providing Chairholders and their research teams with up to $1 million per year for up to 8 years."

Click here to see more information and apply. 

Research Highlight

MHADRI member Professor Lucy Jordan has been featured in a podcast episode outlining the key findings on the health and social impact migration has on left-behind children and their caregivers in Cambodian households.

MHADRI steering committee member Kol Wickramage was part of the research team as well. 

Image of Professor Lucy Jordan, and a description of the podcast. Quote included major findings from the study.

Click here to listen to the podcast.
Organisation Profiles
MHADRI members work worldwide in and in collaboration with highly respected organisations. In this newsletter, we are featuring some of the universities our members work at. Click on each image below to see more information.

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Member Connections
We are so excited to have the possibility of meeting up with MHADRI members in-person again this year! Where are you heading for a conference? Let us know by emailing
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For general connections outwith conference times, we'd like to remind you of the features we have on our members' portal! This is a great way to find other members in your area or field of expertise if you wish to collaborate. You are also able to edit your own profile to promote and disseminate your work. You can filter a search by location, general research focus, or specific migration topics, or search for your own key words.  
Website Updates

We are continually working hard to make sure MHADRI is easily accessible to both new and established researchers, and having a good website is important.
Click here to have a look.

The communications team has added translation services and is working on ensuring screen reader capability as well. Are you a MHADRI member with ideas on how to make our online presence work better for you? Reach out to:
Have Your Say
The MHADRI Steering Committee has been working hard to come up with plans for the network, but we have always intended to be member-led. 

Do you have ideas for projects the MHADRI team could undertake to better support our members? Email to let us know!
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