Our Work

Center for Global Health’s Co-Directors

Jeffery Measelle, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

I study the neurodevelopmental effects of early adversity, in particular, malnutrition, on the human brain as well as the ways we can actually protect and support the newborn brain – both prenatally and postnally. We work in close partnership with governments and scientific colleagues in Southeast Asia, in particular, Laos, Viet Nam, Cambodia, and Myanmar.

For more information, visit his website at: http://dslab.uoregon.edu


Kristin Yarris MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of International Studies


I am currently completing a book manuscript on intergenerational caregiving as a resource for wellbeing in Nicaraguan transnational families. I have two ongoing research projects: the first, funded by the Wenner Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, is a study of the impacts of transit migration through Mexico’s “Ruta Pacifica”, examining the responses of the state, NGOs, and local, informal, humanitarian actors to migration. The second, through my role as a Faculty Mentor for the Latino Mental Health International Research Training Program, is an examination of formal psychiatric care and informal, family care for adults living with major mental illness in Mexico.



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