Mitra Naseh

Mitra Naseh’s scholarship focuses on the social and economic integration of minoritized and racialized groups with a migration background. Her work examines migration policies as social determinants of health. Naseh also has an interest in neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative conditions, specifically cognitive conditions associated with the trauma caused by forced migration.

Naseh’s research is deeply rooted in and guided by her previous professional work experience as a staff member of non-governmental organizations and the United Nations in the Middle East and South Asia. Her emerging research has been funded by foundations and federal agencies including the Russell Sage Foundation and NIH.

Naseh is the research director of the Initiative on Social Work and Forced Migration (ISWFM). She serves as the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Immigrants and Refugees (I & R) cluster co-chair and has been the co-convener of the SSWR I &R Special Interest Group since 2016. Naseh also serves as an appointed member of the advisory committee of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)’s Center for Diversity and Social and Economic Justice.

Mitra Naseh

  • Assistant Professor
  • PhD, Florida International University
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Areas of Focus:

  • Well-being of refugees and immigrants
  • Multidimensional poverty
  • Migration policy
  • Trauma and forced migration