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Dr. Mireya Vilar-Compte Speaks with National Geographic on COVID-19 and Undocumented Immigrants

Posted in: College News and Events, Master of Public Health News, Public Health

Dr. Mireya Vilar-Compte

Dr. Mireya Vilar-Compte, Associate Professor in the Public Health Department, is quoted in this National Geographic article about how the COVID-19 pandemic took a unique toll on undocumented immigrants. (You may need a subscription to read the Nat Geo article, so here’s a version republished by

“People in the healthcare system can come with a biased lens,” says Dr. Vilar-Compte, who has expertise in healthcare inequities. She stresses a need for more doctors, nurses, and administrative staff from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds as one part of the solution.