Mary Crea-Arsenio
Assistant Professor, Medicine

Dr. Mary Crea-Arsenio is a health geographer and health system analyst who is making significant contributions to the wider discourse on immigration. Her program of research focuses on human migration, at-risk populations and health system improvement locally and globally and examines the vital link between immigration policy and employment as a social determinant of health among newcomers to Canada. Her work centres around Sustainable Development Goals 3 (Good Health and Well-Being) and 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth). She holds a PhD in Health Geography from McMaster University and an MSc in Family Relations and Applied Nutrition from the University of Guelph. Dr. Crea-Arsenio has expertise in immigration and health policy, health of migrant workers, health systems and health human resource planning. She employs mixed methodological approaches, including systems mapping, geospatial analysis, appreciative inquiry and stakeholder analysis. Her current research focusing on the impact of immigration on small and mid-sized cities and how local systems create barriers to newcomer integration provides a critical understanding of key issues. Her most recent publication, a co-edited book with Dr. Bruce Newbold entitled, A research agenda for immigration settlement and adjustment, is forthcoming from Edward Elgar Publishing.
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