KARMA Project

The Kentucky Area Refugee Medical Awareness (KARMA) project began in 2012 in response to the many subspecialty care needs that refugees experience during the resettlement process. Often these specialty needs were identified during initial domestic health screen visits and during subsequent primary care visits. However, on occasion the newly arriving refugee would need subspecialty consultation and care at the time of arriving to Kentucky. As a means of addressing specialty care needs across the entire resettlement continuum, a group of specialists came together to begin to develop a process for the provision of care beyond primary preventive care. These specialists have continued to work with the refugee community in both provision of care but also through early recognition and preventive intervention. The following represents a list of specialties participating in KARMA:

  • Endocrinology
  • Cardiology
  • Pediatrics
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Gastroenterology
  • Pulmonology
  • Neurology
  • Emergency Psychiatry
  • Nephrology

For information regarding KARMA activities or consultation with a specialist for refugee care, please contact Dr. Rahel Bosson rahel.bosson@louisville.edu.