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Colleen Barrett Bixby is Program Coordinator at the Refugee Trauma and Resilience Center at Boston Children’s Hospital. She has a background in cultural anthropology, and is interested in health disparities among refugee populations and how psychosocial research can be integrated with community-based work as part of the approach to reducing such disparities.
Ms. Bixby received her MPH with a concentration in international health from Boston University.
Somali and Bhutanese refugees are two of the largest groups recently resettled in the United States and Canada. This report examines factors that might promote or undermine the mental health and overall well-being of children of these refugees, with regard to factors such as past exposure to trauma, parental mental health, educational attainment, social support, and discrimination.