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):

    • Tracy Wharton

    • Andrés Cubillos Novella (Pontificia Javeriana Universidad, Bogotá)

    • Angélica María Vargas-Monroy (Pontificia Javeriana Universidad, Bogotá)

    • María Alexandra Amaya (Universidad de Santander, Colombia)

    • Bernardo Ramirez (UCF)

    • Heather Peralta (UCF)

Our research assistants for this work are:

    • Matthew Abrams, UCF College of Medicine

    • Oscar Franco-Suárez, Pontificia Javeriana Universidad

    • Johanna Paola Torres-Pedraza, Pontificia Javeriana Universidad

    • María Alejandra Riveros-Pinzón, Pontificia Javeriana Universidad

    • Gilarys Garcia, UCF School of Social Work

Please check out our most recent publication:

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).

Manuscript in progress:

M Abrams, T Wharton, A Cubillos-Novella, A Vargas-Monroy, MA Riveros-Pinzon. Fractured families and social networks: Recommendations for mental health providers working with Venezuelan immigrants to the United States. (In review for a revise and resubmit)

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