Elizabeth J. King, assistant professor of health behavior & health education, co-authored an article in the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health with Victoria I. Dudina. King is the associate director of the Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia, as well as CREES, CES, and CPPS. Read the full article on the journal website, or view the abstract below.
There has been an increasing number of women migrating for work from Central Asia to Russia in recent years, yet very little is known about their specific health needs. We conducted a scoping study to understand what is known about their health and to identify the gaps and research priorities among this population. We conducted a literature review and key informant interviews. Our findings were grouped around general health issues, access to and utilization of health care services, and sexual and reproductive health concerns. Through our review, we identified the following priority research areas: stress, acculturation and process of adaptation; cultural and gender norms influencing health; contraceptive use and sexual risk behaviors; prenatal care; patient-provider communication and trust; use of informal health services; and preventative health care.