Robert Huish

Postes occupés

2008-2009 Stagiaire postdoctoral-e

Participations aux événements du CRÉ

5 juin 2007 Recherches actuelles en éthique: atelier des chercheurs du CRÉUM

Biographie

Détenteur d’un doctorat en géographie à l’Université Simon Fraser, boursier postdoctoral du CRSH et du CRÉUM, Robert Huish est également intégré, cette année, au sein du programme AnÉIS de l’école de santé publique.

Ses intérêts de recherche font converger le problème de l’équité en santé mondiale avec l’éthique en santé publique. Il se penche particulièrement sur une gamme d’interventions en santé publique pilotées par les services de la politique étrangère cubaine qui, depuis plusieurs années, envoient des dizaines de milliers de médecins cubains servir différentes communautés partout dans le monde, tandis que des milliers d’étudiants en médecine de l’étranger viennent à Cuba pour étudier gratuitement dans leur domaine. Son projet actuel, «How Cuban medical outreach programs manage to enhance, and sustain, human resources for health within marginalized communities», interrogera l’éthique institutionnelle de ces interventions et leur capacité à renforcer une main-d’oeuvre en santé mondiale.

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Robert Huish holds a Ph.D. in Geography from Simon Fraser University and is a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow at CRÉUM as well as in the school of public health’s AnÉIS program.
His research interest rests between the pursuit of global-health equity and the understanding of public-health ethics. He is focused on a series of public health initiatives loaded into Cuba’s foreign policy that have seen tens of thousands of Cuban physicians serve vulnerable communities abroad, while thousands of students from abroad have come to Cuba for free medical education. His current project, « How Cuban medical outreach programs manage to enhance, and sustain, human resources for health within marginalized communities » explores the institutional ethics of these interventions and the role they play in scaling up a much-needed global-health workforce.

Select publications

Huish, Robert (2008). Going where no doctor has gone before: The role of Cuba’s Latin American School of Medicine in meeting the needs of some of the world’s most vulnerable populations. Public Health. 122(6) 552- 557.

Huish, Robert & Jerry Spiegel. (2008). Integrating health and human security into foreign
policy: Cuba’s surprising success. International Journal of Cuban Studies. 1(1) 1 – 13.

Huish, Robert and W. George Lovell (Forthcoming – 2009). Under the volcanoes: the influence of Guatemala on José Martà­. Cuban Studies. 39

Spiegel, Jerry, Robert Huish, Klaudia Dmitrienko, Andrea A. Portions (forthcoming — 2008). Canadian Foreign Aid for Global Health, in Global Health Watch 2007 – 2008. London: Zed Books.

Parkes, Margot, Jerry Spiegel, Jaime Breilh, Fabio Cabracas, Robert Huish & AnnaLee Yassi (forthcoming – 2008). Building sustainable capacity to promote the health of disadvantaged populations through international collaboration: Examining community-oriented training innovations in Ecuador. World Health Organization Bulletin.

Huish, Robert. (Forthcoming – 2008). Human security and food security in geographic study: Knowledge translation, concepts and elusive theory. Geography Compass.

Huish, Robert and John M. Kirk (2007). Cuban Medical Internationalism: the development of the Latin American School of Medicine and human-resource-based healthcare provision. Latin American Perspectives. 34(6) 77 – 92.

Huish, Robert (2006). Logos a thing of the past? Not so fast, World Social Forum. Antipode. 38(1) 1-8.


Adresse courriel : robert.huish@umontreal.ca