Conjoint Associate Professor

Dr Mitchell Mark Smith

medicine-health
Sch of Public Health & Com Med

Research Interests:
The settlement of people of refugee background in developed countries presents issues related to health needs, specific health conditions, and access to health services.

Broad Research Areas:
Population Health

Qualifications:
MB BS MPH Syd FAFPHM

Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
Fellow of Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine, Doctors Reform Society, Medical Association for Prevention of War

Specific Research Keywords:
Refugee Health

Phone
02 8778 0770

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Mitchell Mark Smith
    Slewa-Younan S; McKenzie M; Thomson R; Smith M; Mohammad Y; Mond J, 2020, 'Improving the mental wellbeing of Arabic speaking refugees: an evaluation of a mental health promotion program', BMC Psychiatry, vol. 20, pp. 314, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12888-020-02732-8
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Mitchell Mark Smith
    Russell G; Gunatillaka N; Lewis V; Cheng IH; Enticott J; Marsh G; Vasi S; Advocat J; Song H; Saito S; Casey S; Smith M; Harris M, 2019, 'The OPTIMISE project: Protocol for a mixed methods, pragmatic, quasi-experimental trial to improve primary care delivery to refugees in Australia', BMC Health Services Research, vol. 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-019-4235-6
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Mitchell Mark Smith
    Chandra M; Duri A; Smith M, 2019, 'Prevalence of chronic disease risk factors in 35- to 44-year-old humanitarian arrivals to New South Wales (NSW), Australia', Australian Journal of Primary Health, vol. 25, pp. 19 - 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY18042
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Mitchell Mark Smith
    Wickramasinghe Y; Eagar S; Smith M, 2019, 'Quality audit of an early childhood nurse program for resettled refugees', Collegian, vol. 27, pp. 185 - 190, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.colegn.2019.06.007
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Mitchell Mark Smith
    Fair G; Smith M; Harris MF, 2018, 'Transition from an asylum seeker–specific health service to mainstream primary care for community-based asylum seekers: a qualitative interview study', Public Health Research and Practice, vol. 28, pp. e2811805 - e2811805, http://dx.doi.org/10.17061/phrp2811805
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Mitchell Mark Smith
    Ngo CC; Maidment C; Atkins L; Eagar S; Smith MM, 2018, 'Blood screen findings in a 2-year cohort of newly arrived refugees to Sydney, Australia', Public Health Research and Practice, vol. 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.17061/phrp2811804
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Mitchell Mark Smith
    Smith MM; Harris MF, 2018, 'Refugee health – collaborating for better outcomes', Public Health Research and Practice, vol. 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.17061/phrp2811800
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Mitchell Mark Smith
    Slewa-Younan S; Guajardo MGU; Yaser A; Mond J; Smith M; Milosevic D; Smith C; Lujic S; Jorm AF, 2017, 'Causes of and risk factors for posttraumatic stress disorder: The beliefs of Iraqi and Afghan refugees resettled in Australia', International Journal of Mental Health Systems, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13033-016-0109-z
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Mitchell Mark Smith
    Kpozehouen E; Heywood AE; Kay M; Smith M; Paudel P; Sheikh M; MacIntyre CR, 2017, 'Improving access to immunisation for migrants and refugees: recommendations from a stakeholder workshop', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 41, pp. 118 - 120, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12602
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Mitchell Mark Smith
    Mahimbo A; Seale H; Smith M; Heywood A, 2017, 'Challenges in immunisation service delivery for refugees in Australia: A health system perspective', Vaccine, vol. 35, pp. 5148 - 5155, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.08.002
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Mitchell Mark Smith
    Chaves NJ; Paxton GA; Biggs BA; Thambiran A; Gardiner J; Williams J; Smith MM; Davis JS, 2017, 'The Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases and Refugee Health Network of Australia recommendations for health assessment for people from refugee-like backgrounds: An abridged outline', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 206, pp. 310 - 315, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja16.00826
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Mitchell Mark Smith
    Uribe Guajardo MG; Slewa-Younan S; Smith M; Eagar S; Stone G, 2016, 'Psychological distress is influenced by length of stay in resettled Iraqi refugees in Australia', International Journal of Mental Health Systems, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13033-016-0036-z
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Mitchell Mark Smith
    Seale H; Kaur R; Mahimbo A; MacIntyre CR; Zwar N; Smith M; Worth H; Heywood AE, 2016, 'Improving the uptake of pre-travel health advice amongst migrant Australians: Exploring the attitudes of primary care providers and migrant community groups', BMC Infectious Diseases, vol. 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-016-1479-1
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Mitchell Mark Smith
    Heywood AE; Zwar N; Forssman BL; Seale H; Stephens N; Musto J; Lane C; Polkinghorne B; Sheikh M; Smith M; Worth H; Macintyre CR, 2016, 'The contribution of travellers visiting friends and relatives to notified infectious diseases in Australia: state-based enhanced surveillance', Epidemiology and Infection, vol. 144, pp. 3554 - 3563, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0950268816001734
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Mitchell Mark Smith
    Zwi K; Paxton G; Cherian S; Francis J; Smith M; Napthali K; Johnston V; Voss L; Ofner E; Talley NJ, 2015, 'Summary of position statement on refugee and asylum-seeker health', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, vol. 51, pp. 657, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jpc.12950
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Mitchell Mark Smith
    Slewa-Younan S; Mond JM; Bussion E; Melkonian M; Mohammad Y; Dover H; Smith M; Milosevic D; Jorm AF, 2015, 'Psychological trauma and help seeking behaviour amongst resettled Iraqi refugees in attending English tuition classes in Australia', International Journal of Mental Health Systems, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1752-4458-9-5
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Mitchell Mark Smith
    Slewa-Younan S; Mond J; Bussion E; Mohammad Y; Uribe Guajardo GG; Smith M; Milosevic D; Lujic S; Jorm FF, 2014, 'Mental health literacy of resettled Iraqi refugees in Australia: Knowledge about posttraumatic stress disorder and beliefs about helpfulness of interventions', BMC Psychiatry, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12888-014-0320-x
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Mitchell Mark Smith
    Quinn E; Massey P; Rosewell A; Smith M; Durrheim D, 2014, 'Improving ethnocultural data to inform public health responses to communicable diseases in Australia', Western Pacific surveillance and response journal : WPSAR, vol. 5, pp. 1 - 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.5365/WPSAR.2014.5.1.011
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Mitchell Mark Smith
    Wozniak TM; Smith M; Maher L, 2013, 'Hepatitis B', New South Wales public health bulletin, vol. 24, pp. 94, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/NB12094
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Mitchell Mark Smith
    Joshi C; Russell G; Cheng I; Kay M; Pottie K; Alston M; Smith M; Chan B; Vasi S; Lo W; Wahidi S; Harris M, 2013, 'A narrative synthesis of the impact of primary health care delivery models for refugees in resettlement countries on access, quality and coordination', International Journal for Equity in Health, vol. 12, pp. 179 - 184, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1475-9276-12-88
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Mitchell Mark Smith
    Smith M; Lo W; Bindra J, 2013, 'Prescribing for refugees', Australian Prescriber, vol. 36, pp. 146 - 147, http://dx.doi.org/10.18773/austprescr.2013.060
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Mitchell Mark Smith
    Joshua PR; Zwi K; Smith MM; Koh ASK; Woodland LA, 2013, 'Australian population cohort study of newly arrived refugee children: How effective is predeparture measles and rubella vaccination?', Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, vol. 32, pp. 104 - 109, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/INF.0b013e31827075c2
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Mitchell Mark Smith
    Gunaratnam P; Sestakova L; Smith M; Torvaldsen S, 2013, 'Evaluation of a multilingual oral health DVD for newly arrived refugees', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, vol. 24, pp. 159 - 159, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/HE13070
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Mitchell Mark Smith
    Milosevic D; Cheng IH; Smith MM, 2012, 'The NSW refugee health service: Improving refugee access to primary care', Australian Family Physician, vol. 41, pp. 147 - 149
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Mitchell Mark Smith
    Spike E; Harris MF, 2011, 'Access to primary health care services by community -based asylum seekers', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. Aug 15 195 (4), pp. 188 - 191, http://www.mja.com.au/public/issues/195_04_150811/spi10544_fm.html
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Mitchell Mark Smith
    Phillips CB; Smith MM; Kay M; Casey S, 2011, 'The refugee health network of Australia: Towards national collaboration on health care for refugees', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 195, pp. 185 - 186, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/j.1326-5377.2011.tb03276.x
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Mitchell Mark Smith
    Thomas S; Douglas P; Smith M, 2010, 'Refugee health.', New South Wales public health bulletin, vol. 21, pp. 101 - 102
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Mitchell Mark Smith
    Smith M; Vagholkar S, 2009, 'A polio intervention in East African refugees to NSW', NSW Public Health Bulletin, vol. 20, pp. 77 - 80
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Mitchell Mark Smith
    Kardamanidis K; Smith MM; Vagholkar S, 2007, 'Bug Breakfast in the Bulletin: Refugee Health', NSW Public Health Bulletin, vol. 18, pp. 26 - 27
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Mitchell Mark Smith
    Zwi K; Raman S; Burgner D; Faniran S; Voss L; Blick B; Osborn M; Borg C; Smith M, 2007, 'Towards better health for refugee children and young people in Australia and New Zealand: The Royal Australasian College of Physicians perspective', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, vol. 43, pp. 522 - 526, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-1754.2007.01152.x
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Mitchell Mark Smith
    Silove DM; Steel ZP; Susljik I; Frommer N; Loneragan C; Chey T; Brooks R; Le Touze D; Ceollo M; Smith M; Harris E; Bryant RA; Brooks , 2007, 'The impact of the refugee decision on the trajectory of PTSD, anxiety and depressive symptoms in asylum seekers: a longitudinal study', American Journal of Disater Medicine, vol. 2, pp. 321 - 329, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18297952
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Mitchell Mark Smith
    Benson J; Smith MM, 2007, 'Early health assessment of refugees.', Australian family physician, vol. 36, pp. 41 - 43
    Journal articles | 2006
    Dr Mitchell Mark Smith
    Silove DM; Steel ZP; Susljik I; Frommer N; Loneragan C; Brooks RT; Le Touze D; Manicavasagar VL; Ceollo M; Smith M; Harris E, 2006, 'Torture,Mental Health Status and the Outcomes of Refugee applications among recently arrived asylum seekers in Australia', International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, vol. 2, pp. 4 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/17479894200600002
    Journal articles | 2006
    Dr Mitchell Mark Smith
    Smith MM, 2006, 'Refugees in Australia: Changing faces, changing needs', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 185, pp. 587 - 588, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/j.1326-5377.2006.tb00718.x
    Journal articles | 2004
    Dr Mitchell Mark Smith
    Davidson N; Skull S; Chaney G; Frydenberg A; Isaacs D; Kelly P; Lampropoulos B; Raman S; Silove DM; Buttery J; Smith M; Steel ZP; Burgner D, 2004, 'Comprehensive health assessment for newly arrived refugee children in Australia', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health (Vol. 48, Suppl. 2, 2012, 1–13), vol. 40, pp. 562 - 568, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-1754.2004.00465.x
    Journal articles | 2004
    Dr Mitchell Mark Smith
    Davidson N; Skull S; Burgner D; Kelly P; Raman S; Silove DM; Steel ZP; Vora R; Smith M, 2004, 'An issue of access: Delivering equitable health care for newly arrived refugee children in Australia', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health (Vol. 48, Suppl. 2, 2012, 1–13), vol. 40, pp. 569 - 575, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-1754.2004.00466.x
    Journal articles | 2003
    Dr Mitchell Mark Smith
    Griffiths R; Emrys E; Lamb CF; Eagar S; Smith M, 2003, 'Operation safe haven: The needs of nurses caring for refugees', International Journal of Nursing Practice, vol. 9, pp. 183 - 190, http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1440-172X.2003.00422.x
    Journal articles | 2002
    Dr Mitchell Mark Smith
    Lamb CF; Smith M, 2002, 'Problems refugees face when accessing health services.', New South Wales public health bulletin, vol. 13, pp. 161 - 163, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/nb02065
    Journal articles | 2001
    Dr Mitchell Mark Smith
    Smith MM, 2001, 'Asylum seekers in Australia', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 175, pp. 587 - 589, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/j.1326-5377.2001.tb143738.x
    Journal articles | 1998
    Dr Mitchell Mark Smith
    Chant KG; Chan RC; Smith MM; Dwyer DE; Kirkland P; Conaty S; Cossart Y; Gilbert GL; Jane R; Love RJ; McAnulty JM; Rawlinson WD; Sergeant E, 1998, 'Probable human infection with a newly described virus in the family Paramyxoviridae.', Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 4, pp. 273 - 275, http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid0402.980215
  • Reports | 2019
    Dr Mitchell Mark Smith
    Botfield J; Zwi A; Newman C; Rutherford A; Ooi C; Kang M; Smith M; Bateson D; Carmody C; Crozier B; Bennett K, 2019, Talking to young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds about sexual and reproductive health: what have we learned and where do we go from here?, Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5c9453933e494
    Reports | 2013
    Dr Mitchell Mark Smith
    Lo WW; Russell G; Harris M; Cheng I-H; Kay M; Vasi S; Joshi C; Chan B; Wahidi S; Advocat J; Pottie K; Smith M; Furler J, 2013, Coordinated primary health care for refugees: a best practice framework for Australia., http://files.aphcri.anu.edu.au/reports/Grant%20RUSSELLFinal%20Report.pdf
  • Conference Papers | 2014
    Dr Mitchell Mark Smith
    Lo WW; Russell G; Harris M; Cheng I; Kay M; Vasi S; Joshi C; Chan B; Wahidi S; Advocat J; Pottie K; Smith M; Furler J, 2014, 'Coordinated primary health care for refugees: a best practice framework for Australia', in Coordinated primary health care for refugees: a best practice framework for Australia, 2014 Primary Health Care Research Conference, Canberra, presented at 2014 Primary Health Care Research Conference, Canberra, 23 July 2014 - 25 July 2014, http://phcris.org.au/conference/abstract/7780
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Dr Mitchell Mark Smith
    Lo WW; Smith M; Eagar S, 2014, 'Screening and early engagement in health care: improving primary health care outcomes for newly arrived refugees', in Screening and early engagement in health care: improving primary health care outcomes for newly arrived refugees, 2014 Primary Health Care Research Conference, Canberra, presented at 2014 Primary Health Care Research Conference, Canberra, 23 July 2014 - 25 July 2014, http://phcris.org.au/conference/abstract/7780
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Dr Mitchell Mark Smith
    Lo WW; Smith M; Garrett P; Milosevic D; Bridges-Webb C; Hollis S, 2011, 'Improving primary health care delivery to refugees', in Improving primary health care delivery to refugees, 2011 Refugee Conference, Sydney, presented at 2011 Refugee Conference, Sydney, 14 June 2011 - 17 June 2011

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