Please note that resources provided here are only for personal use and not for distribution or publication. These are provided to share information with participants in discussion groups conducted by Dr. Wharton and Dr. Cubillos, and most are available publicly, or through your local university library or the publishing company.

Ongoing research on immigration to Central Florida and Colombia is being done as part of a partnership between UCF ( and Pontificia Javeriana Universidad de Bogotá, Instituto de Salud Publica (

Researchers (Investigators):

Our research assistants for this work are:

Please check out our most recent publications:

Cubillos A, Vargas-Monroy AM, Wharton T. Migración de venezolanos a Florida Central, Estados Unidos: aspectos relacionados con la percepción de condiciones y necesidades de salud mental en 2019. (Immigration of Venezuelans to Central Florida, United States: aspects related to the perception of condition and needs of mental health in 2019). Rev Gerenc Polit Salud. 2020;19(39). DOI:[A1]  (Management & Politics of Health Review). 

Abrams, M., Wharton, T., Cubillos-Novella, A., Vargas, A., & Riveros, M. (2022). Fractured Families and Social Networks: Identifying Risk and Resilience Factors for Supporting Positive Mental Health in Venezuelan Immigrant Groups. Journal of Families, Health, & Society, 40(3), 354-363. doi: 10.1037/fsh0000721 

You can see a short video of the Apopka clinic here:

This is the presentation from the 2020 SSWR conference. 

SSWR Presentation2020.pptx

Ibero-American Observatory on Human Mobility, Migration and Development (OBIMID):

América Latina en las Dinámicas de la Migración Internacional. Perspectívas críticas (book chapter):

 Development of Psychosomatic Medicine in the Latin American Region (book chapter):

Cross-Cultural Communication Mental Health, Public Policies and Primary Health Care in Colombia (article):


Mental Health, Public Policies and Primary Health Care in Colombia (article):


De la migración al retornola inclusión ciudadana de los jóvenes retornados del exterior a la ciudad de Bogotá (book chapter):


(Op Ed) El Espectador newspaper- El derecho la salud no tiene nacionalidad:

Identidades transnacionales: Jóvenes colombianos en contextos de migración internacional (book):óvenes_colombianos_en_contextos_de_migración_internacional 

COLOMBIA Informe SEGIB 2016 (28 de marzo de 2017).pdf
17576 Exodo Venezolano completo PDF final.pdf
Top 10 Necesidaes_Insatisfechas_web.pdf
LIBRO Evaluación de las necesidades insatisfechas SSR y Migrantes Venezolanos - Digital.pdf
immigration MH mesoamerica 2018.pdf