Refugee & Immigrant Health


To achieve equity in healthcare access and health outcomes for refugees resettled in the United States.

DFCM Research Team

  • Marc Altshuler, MD (Lead)
  • Jessica Deffler, MD
  • Colleen Payton, PhD, MPH
  • Dhruvi Shah, MPH 


  • Deliver compassionate, comprehensive, longitudinal clinical care to refugees and asylees in our community.
  • Educate students and providers to procure culturally competent evidence based care for the socio-medically complex population within a collaborative framework.
  • Conduct research to evaluate and improve the delivery of care to refugees.
  • Advocate for refugees, asylees, and other immigrant populations at the local, state and federal levels.

Recent Projects

  • Comprehensive Refugee Surveillance Program (Funder: CDC)
  • Wyss Wellness Center (Funder: Hansjörg Wyss Foundation)