This episode offers clarification on how the identities of migrant, immigrant, and refugee hold specific experiences and agency within our national and local landscapes.
Dr. Sharon D. Morrison
Associate Professor of Public Health Education
Dr. Sharon D. Morrison is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health Education at University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG). She is also a Research Fellow with the Center for New North Carolinians at UNCG. She has worked with refugee and immigrant issues in North Carolina since 2001, through her roles as educator, mentor, community-engaged researcher and advocate. Her interests are refugee and immigrant cultural adaptation, integration and health.
Dr. Morrison has collaborated with colleagues and students across institutions and with Latino, S.E. Asian and African community groups on multiple research and outreach projects. She travelled to Malaysia, Rwanda, Thailand and Vienna to learn about refugee survival strategies, and the status determination, processing, cultural orientation, and departure procedures for U.S. resettlement.
Dr. Morrison is a board member of the Association for Refugee Service Professionals (ARSP), an organization focused on members’ professional development and advocacy for displaced individuals. Her PhD is in Health Behavior/Health Education with a minor in Medical Anthropology from the University of Florida. She has a MSPH from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC-Chapel Hill.