Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science


Health Studies

First Advisor

Dr. Jennifer Nourse


The following paper will explore the prevalence of TB among migrant and seasonal farmworkers in the United States, and the systemic forces that contribute to that prevalence. Cyclical of poverty, dangerous working conditions, and barriers to healthcare overall have all led to increased risk of TB infection for farmworkers and their families. Moreover, structural violence traps these farmworkers in conditions of increased risk that have a major impact on their general health. Thus, the issue of TB is not a single issue, but one that relates to a range of social, economic, and political factors. Improving TB outcomes for farmworkers will require a dramatic reimagining of our agricultural labor system, and increased investment in the wellbeing of these essential workers.

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