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Cornell University

Commentary from Gunisha Kaur, MD

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Gunisha Kaur speaks about Migrations from her perspective as a physician in New York City.

I'm going to speak from the perspective of a physician because that's my background.

In broad strokes the theme of Migrations is about the movement of people and plants and living and non-living items across borders and boundaries.

I see this mostly with patients that are coming from different contexts—often from different countries, that are coming with a particular biosocial context, a political background, economic background, social background—that then influences their health.

It's hard to think about them as an individual without understanding that pattern of where they came from, what came along with them, what preceded that movement.

This is really the world that we live in—and in order to understand and interact responsibly with the context around us, we really need to be aware of this theme of Migrations.