Michigan Farmworker Project Seeks to Improve Social and Environmental Health for Marginalized Population

July 13, 2022


Read time:

5-15 mins
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The Michigan Farmworker Project (MFP), led by University of Michigan School of Public Health social epidemiologists Alexis Handal and Lisbeth Iglesias-Rios, is a community-based participatory research initiative aimed at improving the social and environmental health of Michigan’s farmworker population. In this Q & A, Handal, associate professor of Epidemiology, and Iglesias-Rios, a postdoctoral fellow at Michigan Public Health, discuss the MFP, exploring their work, research, and what sparked their interest in the project. The experts also discuss the unique considerations for migrant and seasonal farmworkers from a public health perspective.



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