C. Nicholas Cuneo, MD, MPH
C. Nicholas Cuneo MD, MPH, is a board-certified pediatrician and adult internist who has a background in refugee health, asylum medicine, and global health education. As an assistant professor in pediatrics and medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he works clinically as an attending hospitalist at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and as a pediatrician at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. A member of the Physicians for Human Rights Asylum Network, he has expertise in the physical and psychological evaluation of asylum seekers. Dr. Cuneo has a background in qualitative and mixed methods research, with focus on the political determinants of health, human rights, health in conflict, food security, malnutrition, sexual and gender minorities, HIV/AIDS, gender-based violence, and trauma. In addition to conducting research and working closely with refugees and asylum seekers in the United States and on the U.S.-Mexico border, he has experience with migrant communities in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, South Africa, and Lebanon. He currently serves as principal investigator for a medical-legal partnership with the International Refugee Assistance Project in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, and is the founding medical director of Baltimore’s first asylum clinic. He further serves as co-director of the Johns Hopkins Global Health Leadership Program at the School of Medicine, where he leads an elective on migrant health and human rights.
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