Alison Mosier-Mills

Alison Mosier-Mills (JE ’17) is an American Studies major interested in health policy, particularly as it affects underserved populations. After visiting a refugee camp along the Thai-Burmese border, she became interested in how immigrants and refugees transition to American health care. As a refugee health clinic liaison in Philadelphia, she helped newly arrived refugees receive primary care, settled insurance issues, conducted informational health presentations, developed a cultural orientation curriculum, and improved health access for clients who’d graduated from the resettlement agency’s standard program. At Yale, Alison has assisted with lab research at the School of Public Health, serves as co-Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Global Health Review, is a member of the Yale Dramatic Association, and produces theatrical works.

  • Healthcare Access and Utilization Survey Among Urban African Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel

    Tel Aviv

    In the past decade, an increasing number of Eritrean and Sudanese refugees and asylum seekers have migrated to urban centers in Israel, where they are denied access to social services like health insurance. Sarah Landau and I administered a Health Access & Utilization Survey, created by the UNHCR, to asylum seekers in South Tel Aviv, Israel. The survey assesses trends in health service utilization and identifies barriers to successful access and usage. The findings of this study will inform policy to facilitate productive allocation of funds available to improve healthcare delivery to refugees and asylum seekers in Israel.

Jonathan Edwards
American Studies