News Archives

  • Medical Ethics at the Border

    A young Hispanic boy having his heart listened to with a stethoscope

    July 23rd, 2020

    The medical profession should (and can) do more to support and protect physicians who work with migrants in and around detention facilities, where inhuman government policy conflicts with medical ethics and human rights principles.

  • ‘I Have an Obligation to Shine a Spotlight on It’

    October 25th, 2019

    In a wide-ranging talk, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer discussed his role in uncovering cruel and degrading treatment around the world.

  • The Daily Free Press

    October 9th, 2019

    Global Health Conference Shows the Importance of Interdisciplinary Action — opinion by Yvette Cozier, associate professor of epidemiology

  • ‘This Is the Worst That I’ve Seen in My 20-Year Career’

    Migrants from Cuba, Venezuela, and Central America queue at the Paso del Norte International Bridge in Ciudad Juarez in Mexico to cross the border and request political asylum in the United States, on January 9.

    July 3rd, 2019

    Sondra Crosby and Oona Wallace on working with refugees at Boston Medical Center, why it is becoming harder to be granted asylum, and how individuals can help.

  • AlterNet

    March 7th, 2019

    Trump Administration’s Anti-Immigrant Policies under the Microscope in Simultaneous Congressional Hearings — quotes alum Ali Noorani

  • Grant Will Help Train Clinicians to Improve Refugee Health

    June 26th, 2017

    Experts in refugee health will share in three-year grant to train future physicians to better serve refugee and immigrant populations.

  • Boston Globe

    April 27th, 2017

    Immigrants, Refugees Too Afraid to Seek Critical Help from Food Pantries, Domestic Violence Resources — quotes Sondra Crosby, associate professor of health law, policy & management

  • BU Today

    March 7th, 2017

    POV: Health Care Professionals Must Redouble Efforts to Care for Refugees — op-ed co-written by Sondra Crosby, associate professor of

  • We Must Redouble Efforts to Care for Refugees Amid Uncertainty

    March 2nd, 2017

    [VIDEO] The moral imperative of US healthcare professionals is to promote the well-being of all of our residents—no matter their place of birth or religion.