Kristin Yarris, Department of Global Studies

Kristin Yarris

Practice Areas: Global Health, Global Mental Health, Transnational Migration, Latin America, Transnational Families

Kristin Yarris is an academic expert in global health, global mental health, and transnational migration, especially in the Americas. At the University of Oregon, she is an associate professor of global studies, the director of the Center for Global Health. She is also affiliated with the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies and the Center for the Study of Women in Society. Her research has focused on transnational families and intergenerational caregiving in Nicaragua, and she has an ongoing ethnographic project examining transit migration through Mexico en route to the US. Another research area focuses on psychiatry, mental illness, and mental health care in Mexico. Kristin is able to speak on issues related to migration, health and illness, and the social and cultural determinants of health and mental health.

Contact: | 541-346-1363


Recent Media: 
Was Oregon’s COVID-19 pivot enough to address racial inequities? (Oregon Public Broadcasting, March 18, 2021)
Northwest researchers find race disparities in COVID-19 vaccine trials (Oregon Public Broadcasting, Feb. 19, 2021)
Faculty books to be featured in 'UO Authors, Book Talks' series (Around the O, Oct. 17, 2019)
Public charge provisions hurt citizen children too (The Hill, Dec. 8, 2018)
Getting perspective from World Refugee Day (Jefferson Public Radio, June 19, 2017)
Visualizing risk and potential: Migrants in zones of transit (Youth Circulations, Jan. 25, 2016)
From alienation to protection: Central American child migration (AccessDenied, Sept. 4, 2014)
Flood of Central American immigrants is focus of UO researcher (Around the O, Aug. 20, 2014)