UM Professor Publishes New Book on Human Migration, Global Health

September 19, 2018

MISSOULA – Routledge Press has released a new book by University of Montana political science Professor Peter Koehn titled “Transnational Mobility and Global Health: Traversing Borders and Boundaries.”

The book spotlights the powerful contemporary intersections of inequality, human movement and health.

“Writing this book brought together my concerns for people on the move and for issues of global health,” said Koehn, who also directs UM’s undergraduate minor in Global Public Health. “Mitigating negative health impacts on, and of, the most vulnerable of the world’s transnationally mobile people is the principal outcome I aim for with this book.”

“Transnational Mobility and Global Health” treats interconnected health and migration themes not covered elsewhere under one cover: health tourism, conflict-induced and other “survival”-population movements, humanitarian crises, human rights, the health-development linkage, migrant-health care and health-competency education. The book also considers global health vulnerabilities in the wake of climate change, and the biomedical, ethical and governance challenges of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases.

One of three forewords to the book is written by Dr. Susan Martin, the Donald G. Herzberg Professor Emerita of International Migration at Georgetown University. Martin will visit UM in October to deliver a public lecture and to speak to students in Koehn’s Politics of Global Migration class.

“Transnational Mobility and Global Health” is the fourth book Koehn has published in the past four years. His other recent titles address the role of universities in sustainable development, climate change and transnational university partnerships.

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Contact: Peter Koehn, director, UM Global Public Health program, 406-243-5294,