NIH T32 Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Bridget M. Haas, Ph.D. is a medical and psychological anthropologist whose work focuses on refugee and immigrant health and mental health; immigration policy and health outcomes; and child health and well-being. Dr. Haas’ research has explored the emotional, psychological, and social impact of forced displacement and the often-protracted process of seeking asylum among migrants in the United States. She has also worked as a legal aid advocate with refugees in Cairo, Egypt and as a consultant and volunteer with local resettlement agencies in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition to her research on refugees and asylum seekers, Dr. Haas has been involved in numerous interdisciplinary research projects on the health and well being of children and families in various contexts. These include studies of youth in psychiatric residential treatment centers in the American Southwest and a study of community-level factors shaping child maltreatment in Cleveland, Ohio. As a current NIH T32 postdoctoral research fellow in the CWRU Center for Child Health and Policy, Dr. Haas is developing a project that explores the intersection of immigration policy and health policy as it impacts access to and experiences of primary care for immigrant and refugee children and families.