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Border Health Research

The California Border Health Research Group (CBHRG) is a multi-disciplinary group of medical
and policy experts who are responding to the challenges faced by displaced persons who suffer from
untreated medical, mental health, and trauma-related injuries along the U.S.-Mexico border. Our
research, advocacy, and quality improvement work has thus far focused on border crossing injuries,
acute medical and mental health needs of asylum seekers, medical screening guidelines for
newcomer populations, and medical care and rights of unaccompanied children in the U.S.
The CBHRG aims to utilize comprehensive, multi-disciplinary research to improve the safety,
health, and well-being of asylum seekers. and through these efforts, drive policy change.


Tenorio, Alexander, Linda L. Hill, and Jay J. Doucet. “A border health crisis at the United States-
Mexico border: an urgent call to action.” The Lancet Regional Health–Americas 31 (2024).

Young, Janine, Warren Binford, Michael Garcia Bochenek, and Jordan Greenbaum. “Health risks of
unaccompanied immigrant children in federal custody and in US communities.” American journal of
public health 114, no. 3 (2024): 340-346.
La Charite, Jaime, Elizabeth W. Tucker, Julia Rosenberg, Janine Young, Nikita Gupta, and
Katherine Hoops. “Understanding the Healthcare Needs of Immigrant Children Currently and
Previously in Government Custody: A Narrative.” Laws 12, no. 1 (2023): 18.
Greenbaum, Jordan, Dana Kaplan, and Janine Young. “Exploitation, labor and sex trafficking of
children and adolescents: health care needs of patients.” Pediatrics 151, no. 1 (2023): e2022060416.
Martin, Keith J., Sarah Polk, Janine Young, and Lisa Ross DeCamp. “Health care for children in
immigrant families: Key considerations and addressing barriers.” Pediatric Clinics 70, no. 4 (2023):
Steiner, Abigail, Kristine Knuti Rodrigues, Nadège Mudenge, Janine Young, Rasulo Rasulo, Colleen
Payton, Malini DeSilva, Jeremy Michel, Mary Fabio, and Katherine Yun. “Increasing Covid-19
vaccination coverage for newcomer communities: the importance of disaggregation by
language.” The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 109, no. 1 (2023): 90.
Urban, Kailey, Colleen Payton, Blain Mamo, Hannah Volkman, Katherine Giorgio, Lori Kennedy,
Yuli Chen Bomber et al. “Hepatitis C Screening and Antibody Prevalence Among Newly Arrived
Refugees to the United States, 2010–2017.” Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 25, no. 6 (2023):

Abeles, Shira, Linda Hill, Erika Melissa Machado Peña, and Lydia Ikeda. “A binational USA-Mexico
COVID-19 vaccine clinic: A novel model for cross-border collaboration in health crisis.” Journal of
Global Health 12 (2022).