Head shots of the two experts.
Two experts on issues affecting Afghan refugees in the Bay Area, Carl Stempel, associate professor of sociology and social services, and Valerie Smith, lecturer in communication and facilitator for the Afghan Health Leadership Consortium, were invited by Kaiser Permanente to educate health care professionals on issues specific to treating Afghan refugees living in the Bay Area.
Their recommendations, based on their recently completed research projects in the local Afghan community, include:
Rona Popal, executive director of the Afghan Coalition, and Millie Gerhart, a retired registered nurse, spoke of carbon monoxide poisoning among refugees from unvented stoves in Afghanistan and the resulting learning disabilities.
Stempel’s initial report is available from him by at email@example.com; Smith’s general recommendations report is at story