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UTEP Social Work Professor Earns Migrant Grant

Last Updated on September 25, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Originally published September 25, 2017

By UC Staff

UTEP Communications

The Programa de Investigación en Migracion y Salud (Migration and Health Research Program) at the University of California, Berkeley recently awarded a $27,000 research grant to Mark Lusk, Ed.D., professor of social work, to conduct a mixed methods, exploratory study that examines protective factors that mitigate the cumulative trauma experience of migrants who have fled violence and adversity in Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.

Mark Lusk, Ed.D., professor of social work
Mark Lusk, Ed.D., professor of social work

Lusk will collaborate with Delia Puga Antúnez, Ph.D., professor of social work at the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juárez.

The 18-month study, “Resilience, Faith and Social Supports among Mexican and Central American Migrants and Refugees,” started in September 2017.