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  • Alexander Tenorio, MD

    Alexander Tenorio, MD

    UC San Diego Health
    Neurological Surgery
    Resident Physician

    Dr. Tenorio is a neurological surgery resident at UC San Diego Health. He is the son of Mexican immigrants with a primary interest in caring for vulnerable migrant populations. His research has focused on neurological trauma within the migrant population and has worked extensively uncovering the rise of severe neurological injuries occurring as a result of the 30’ border walls. He has published on the increase of traumatic brain and spinal injuries at the border and has brought greater awareness of this underreported crisis by publishing Op-Eds in the Los Angeles Times and The Hill.

    Dr. Tenorio has been working with human advocacy groups and briefs state and federal legislators on this issue. He recently served as a witness during a Congressional hearing on the impact of border wall construction.

  • Jay J Doucet, MD MSc FRCSC FACS RDMS

    Jay J Doucet, MD MSc FRCSC FACS RDMS

    Professor and Chief,
    Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, Burns & Acute Care Surgery
    Medical Director, Emergency Management
    University of California San Diego Health

    Dr. Doucet currently serves as the Chief of the Trauma Division at UC San Diego Health. It is one of the largest Level 1 Trauma Centers at the California-Mexico border and cares for the majority of migrants who suffer traumatic injuries. Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Doucet was an attending surgeon at the U.S. Navy Trauma Training Center at Los Angeles County Medical Center/University of Southern California, followed by two years at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Doucet has served on several overseas tours as a military surgeon in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Desert Storm, and elsewhere and also served in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) as a general duty medical officer and flight surgeon. 

    Dr. Doucet has worked extensively with local government agencies to address the rising number of traumatic injuries after border falls. He has also worked to bring this to policymakers by briefing federal and state legislators on this public health concern.

  • Linda L. Hill, MD, MPH

    Linda L. Hill, MD, MPH

    Director, Training Research and Education for Driving Safety (TREDS)
    IPPD UCSD-SDSU Preventive Medicine Residency
    Distinguished Professor
    Assistant Dean, School of Public Health
    Department of Surgery, School of Medicine
    UC San Diego

    Dr. Hill currently serves as the Medical Director of the Refugee Health Assessment program and Co-Director of the UCSD Injury Epidemiology Prevention and Research Center. She is engaged in prevention research and teaching with current/past support from the California Office of Traffic Safety, AAA Foundation for Older Driver Safety, Robert Wood Johnson, American Cancer Society, and Health Services Resource Administration, and the NIH including research in injury prevention, obesity, decision making, compliance, physician training, and refugee health. 

    Dr. Hill has worked extensively to address the medical needs of the refugee population that were largely unmet. She directs an extensive network of healthcare providers that work with refugee shelters to provide medical care.

  • Janine Young, MD Professor of Pediatrics

    Janine Young, MD Professor of Pediatrics

    Chief, Division of Academic General Pediatrics, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, and Newborn Medicine
    University of California San Diego
    Martin T Stein Endowed Chair in Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics

    Dr. Young currently serves as the Division Chief of Academic General Pediatrics at UCSD School of Medicine. Her academic focus is in Immigrant Health and she works with the CDC Division of Quarantine and Migration/Minnesota Newcomer Centers of Excellence multi-site grant as the UCSD site Principal Investigator; she also serves as a medical advisor to the CDC Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion/Surveillance Branch in work addressing social determinants of health and health disparities. Prior to joining UCSD in 2022, she was the Medical Advisor to the Colorado State Refugee Health Program, Medical Director of the Denver Health Refugee Clinic, and co-founder of the Human Rights Clinic at Denver Health, providing pro bono medical and mental health forensic examinations for asylum seekers. She is a founding member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Immigrant and Child and Family
    Health and served on its inaugural Executive Committee.

  • Tom K. Wong, PhD

    Tom K. Wong, PhD

    UC San Diego
    Associate Professor of Political Science
    Director of the U.S. Immigration Policy Center (USIPC) at UC San Diego

    Dr. Wong is an associate professor of political science and founding director of the U.S. Immigration Policy Center (USIPC) at the University of California, San Diego. He served as an advisor to the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) under the Obama administration where he co-led the immigration portfolio. He is also Co-Director of the Human Rights and Migration program. Wong's research has been used by policymakers both in the U.S. and in Mexico, as well as by organizations that serve immigrant communities. Wong and his work has been covered by The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, NPR and major media outlets across the country in hundreds of articles.

  • Steve Koh, MD, MPH, MBA, DFAPA

    Steve Koh, MD, MPH, MBA, DFAPA

    Department of Psychiatry
    University of California, San Diego

    Dr. Koh is Clinical Assistant Professor at University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Director for UCSD Community Psychiatry Fellowship, and UCSD Outpatient Faculty. Dr. Koh currently serves on Government Affairs Committee for California State Association of Psychiatrists, President-elect of San Diego County Medical Society, Member of Finance and Audit committee and Social Determinants of Health Committee member of American Psychiatric Association. He has given expert testimony at regulatory hearings at the state level and participated at APA Advocacy Day in Washington DC.