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Micah Gell-Redman

Ph.D. candidate in political science, UC San Diego

Residency: September 2014 – March 2015

Research Project: Political institutions and disease control: The case of malaria in Mexico and the U.S. South

Research Interests: immigration, political institutions, public health

Public Talk: “The politics of disease control in 20th Century Mexico" on March 11, 2015


Micah Gell-Redman is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at UC San Diego. He earned his bachelor's degree from UCLA and master's degree in public affairs from Cornell University. His primary research aim is to better understand the impact of political institutions on human health, and his dissertation explores this topic through a historical analysis of the campaigns to eliminate malaria in Mexico and United States South.

Gell-Redman also has a strong interest in the politics of immigration, having directed field work in immigrant communities in Mexico and the U.S. These two interests intersect in one of his current projects, an analysis of the political determinants of health outcomes among U.S. immigrant and minority groups.