Fernando Riosmena, PhD
Fernando Riosmena is Professor of Sociology & Demography and Director of the Institute on Health Disparities Research at UTSA. His research aims at improving understanding of the theories, drivers, empirical measurement, and analytical strategies to analyze spatial mobility, with a particular focus on the social, economic, policy, and environmental factors likely influencing international migration between Mexico and the United States. In addition, Riosmena does research on race-ethnic disparities in health, aging, and wellbeing. In particular, his work assesses the way in which disadvantage gets under the skin as well as the patterns and explanations of the chronic health status Latin American immigrants arrive with, how this health status changes over time, and how and why it differs between immigrants and their U.S.-born descendants.