Gabriela Leon-Perez

Gabriela Leon-Perez

Doctoral Student, Department of Anthropology

Gabriela is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology. Her research focuses on issues pertaining to international migration, the experiences of immigrants in the U.S., and health disparities. Her dissertation uses longitudinal data to investigate whether return U.S. migration, internal migration, and no migration experience have different effects on the health trajectories of Mexicans. Other projects explore the effects of stress, legal status, and state policies on immigrants’ health and socioeconomic outcomes.