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Addressing Asthma-Related Disparities in Mexican-American Children

Dr. Kamal Eldeirawi has first-hand experience of the profound impact that poverty can have on the level and the quality of health care one can receive. As an immigrant, born in Palestine’s Gaza Strip, he saw the challenges his family and others faced in his native country when seeking health care and then again as an immigrant arriving in the U.S. His history spurred Dr. Eldeirawi to pursue a career in nursing and to search to uncover why immigration status is such an extreme risk factor in health care.