Research

Research

Our team continuously seeks to improve the care provided to refugees. This means we must be involved in a continuous performance measurement and evaluation process. Measuring our performance and listening to what the refugees and the resettlement agencies tell us enables us to do our best work. It is also critical that we share what we are learning with others, especially our collaborating partners.

Information regarding research activities, including poster and oral presentations shared at local, national and international meetings is included on this site.

Conference Posters

North American Refugee Healthcare Conference 2015

Assessment of the Health of the Refugee Population Resettled in KentuckyRahel Bosson, MD; Rebecca Ford, MPH; Katherine Rivera, MD; Ana Fuentes, MD, MPH; Taghreed Abdulmogith, MPH; Emilio Barrios, MD; Aliamne Exposito, JD; Anupama Raghuram, MD; Robert Kelley, PhD; Timothy Wiemken, PhD; Paula Peyrani, MD; Ruth Carrico, PhD, RN
Treatment Adherence for Latent Tuberculosis Infection among the Kentucky Refugee population at the University of Louisville Refugee Health ProgramRahel Bosson, MD; Ana Fuentes, MD, MPH; Rebecca Ford, MPH; Taghreed Abdulmogith, MPH; Anupama Raghuram, MD; Aliamne Exposito, JD; Emilio Barrios, MD; Ruth Carrico, PhD, RN
Refugees at Risk for Mental Health ProblemRahel Bosson, MD; Katherine Rivera, MD; Ana Fuentes, MD, MPH; Rebecca Ford, MPH; Taghreed Abdulmogith, MPH; Aliamne Exposito, JD; Emilio Barrios, MD; Ruth Carrico, PhD, RN
Reproductive Health Among Women Refugees in KentuckyRahel Bosson, MD; Ana Fuentes, MD, MPH; Rebecca Ford, MPH; Katherine Rivera, MD; Raghuram Anupama, MD; Timothy Wiemken, PhD, Ruth Carrico, PhD, RN

Transcultural Nursing Society 2014

A Model Process for Refugee Immunization: Towards a Better Understanding of Performance ImprovementRuth M. Carrico, PhD, RN, FSHEA, CIC; Lindsey N. Horrell, RN, BSN; Elizabeth M. Fitzgerald, EdD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC; Mary E. Pike, PhD, APRN, ACNS-BC; Barbara Jackson, PhD, RN

Research!Louisville 2014

Assessment of the Health of the Refugee Population Resettled in LouisvilleRebecca Ford, MPH; Rahel Bosson, MD; Ruth Carrico, PhD, RN; Carey Ackerman, BS; Robert Kelley, PhD; Tim Wiemken, PhD; Paula Peyrani, MD
Understanding Barriers to Primary Care for Refugees from the Perspective of the Primary Care ProviderT’shura Ali, Ana Fuentes, MD, MPH; Katherine Rivera-Contreras, MD; Muntadher Khaleefah, MD; Lisandra Rodriguez Hernandez, MD; Rahel Bosson, MD; Ruth Carrico, PhD, RN
Addressing the Knowledge Gap Regarding Over the Counter Medications Among Newly Arriving Refugees Resettling in the Louisville AreaKatlyn McGraw, BA, MPH; Richard Wilson, DHSc; Rebecca Ford, MPH; Rahel Bosson, MD; Paula Peyrani, MD; Ruth Carrico, PhD, RN
Analysis of Latent Tuberculosis Infection and Treatment Adherence Among the Kentucky Refugee Population Seen at the 550 ClinicRahel Bosson, MD; Rebecca Ford, MPH; Ana Fuentes, MD, MPH; Katherine Rivera-Contreras, MD; Muntadher Khaleefah, MD; Lisandra Rodriguez Hernandez, MD; Paula Peyrani, MD; Ruth Carrico, PhD, RN
The Role of Photovoice Techniques In Engaging Resettling Refugees in ImmunizationSidney Hoagland; Steve Kendra, MBA; Robert Barker, PhD; John Merchant, BS1; Rebecca Ford, MPH; Timothy Wiemken, MPH, PhD; Rahel Bosson, MD; Paula Peyrani, MD, Ruth Carrico, PhD, RN
Satisfaction Among Spanish and Arabic Speaking Refugees Receiving Immunization in the University of Louisville Refugee Immunization ClinicVictory Osezua, MPH; Dawn Balcom, BSN, RN; Alissa Shelton, RN, BSN; Rebecca Ford MPH; Ana Fuentes, MD; Katherine Rivera-Contreras; Muntadher Khaleefah, MD; Lisandra Rodriguez Hernandez, MD; Richard Wilson, DHSc; Ruth Carrico, PhD, RN
State of Health Among Newly Arriving Congolese Refugees Seen in the 550 ClinicKatherine Rivera-Contreras, MD; Ana Fuentes, MD, MPH; Muntadher Khaleefah, MD; Rebecca Ford, MPH; Ruth Carrico, PhD, RN; Paula Peyrani, MD; Rahel Bosson, MD
State of Health Among Newly Arriving Cuban Refugees Seen at the 550 ClinicAna Fuentes, MD, MPH; Katherine Rivera-Contreras, MD; Muntadher Khaleefah, MD; Rebecca Ford, MPH; Ruth Carrico, PhD, RN; Tracy Johnson, APRN; Paula Peyrani, MD; Rahel Bosson, MD
State of Mental Health Among Newly Arriving Arabic Refugees Seen at the 550 ClinicMuntadher Khaleefah, MD; Katherine Rivera-Contreras, MD; Ana Fuentes, MD, MPH; Joel Lanceta, MD; Murali Kolikonda, MD; Rebecca Ford, MPH; Ruth Carrico, PhD, RN; Paula Peyrani, MD; Rahel Bosson, MD

Research!Louisville 2013

Addressing the Challenges of Refugee Immunization: The University of Louisville Refugee Health and Immunization ProgramRuth Carrico, PhD, RN; Yvette Ineza, MPH; Carey Ackerman, BS; Anne Harrell, MPH; Tom Boeshart, MPH; Rebecca Ford, MPH; Kelly Westhusing, MPH, CPH; Robert Kelley, PhD; Timothy Wiemken, PhD; Paula Peyrani, MD
Costs of Immunization of an Adult Refugee Immunization Process: Experiences from the University of Louisville Refugee Immunization ProgramAna Fuentes, MD; Yvette Ineza, MPH; Rebecca Ford, MPH; Carey Ackerman, BA; Dawn Balcom, BSN, RN; Ruth Carrico, PhD, RN; Paula Peyrani, MD
Implementation of a Learn Lab Environment for Interprofessional and Multicultural Practice: Experiences in the Refugee Health and Immunization ProgramKelly Carrico, MEd; Rebecca Ford, MPH; Kelly Westhusing, MPH, CPH; Yvette Ineza, MPH; Carey Ackerman, BA; Anne Harrell, MPH; Tom Boeshart, MPH; Ruth Carrico, PhD; RN; Paula Peyrani, MD
Patient Safety in a Complex Immunization Process: Error-proofing Interventions Implemented at the University of Louisville Refugee Immunization ProgramCarey Ackerman, BA; Ruth Carrico, PhD, RN; Yve9e Ineza MPH, Anne Harrell MPH, Tom Boeshart MPH, Rebecca Ford MPH, Kelly Westhusing MPH CPH, Rob Kelley PhD, Tim Wiemken PhD, Paula Peyrani MD

Health Equity 2012

Refugee Health Screening Program: Monitoring and Improving Refugee Health Outcomes Through a Data Coordination ProcessAnne Harrell, BS; Yvette Ineza, BA; Ruth Carrico, PhD, RN, FSHEA, CIC; W. Paul McKinney, MD; Rebecca Ford, MPH; Crystal Vahrenhold, MPH; Luta Garbat-Welch, MPH