Lisbeth Iglesias-Rios, PhD, MPH, MA

Dr. Iglesias-Ríos’s research interests are the intersection of environmental and occupational health with precarious employment and labor exploitation in vulnerable populations. Her previous research assessed the impact of labor trafficking by studying how patterns of violence and coercion affect the mental health of female and male trafficking survivors including children, adolescents and adults. She also sought to understand how the living and working conditions during trafficking affect the mental health of survivors. Dr. Iglesias-Rios is the Co-Investigator of the Michigan Farmworker Project, a community-based participatory project that assess the working and living conditions of migrant and seasonal farmworkers in the state of Michigan. The focus of the research is to investigate indicators of precarious employment and labor exploitation that involve psychosocial, occupational and environmental exposures and complex contextual conditions (social, economic and physical milieu) of farmworkers.

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