Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Saturday, December 7, 2013

Immigrants, health care to be discussed

Immigrants' access to and use of health care in the wake of the 1986 immigration reform is the topic of a La Follette School seminar on Monday, December 9, from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. in the school conference room.

Lanlan Xu, a Ph.D. candidate at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University-Bloomington, will speak on her dissertation research. In her dissertation, Xu investigates the impact of federal and state policies on immigrants' access to and use of the health care system, and their health status.

Her research interests include poverty, inequality, the evaluation and finance of social welfare programs, immigration policy, health policy, family policy and low-income housing policy. At SPEA, her concentrations are policy analysis and public finance, and she has a doctoral minor in sociology.