Representative Public Writing

I also write regularly on my Medium blog. Check it out here:


Lopez, W. D. & Novak, N., L. “The ‘Loser Teachers’ Who Keep Immigrant Communities Together.” (March 1). Latino Rebels. Link:

Fleming, P. J., Lopez, W. D. “Families are choosing between their health and staying together.” (January 9). The Conversation. Link:


Fleming, P. J. & Lopez, W. D. “State Violence is at the Root of Health Inequities.” (September 23). Truthout. Link:

Lopez, W. D. “With Escalations in ICE Raids, Immigrant Legal Resource Centers Double Down.” Truthout. (July 12). Link:

Fleming, P. J. & Lopez, W. D. “The Attack on Families Goes Beyond Detention and Deportation.” (July 10, 2018). Public Health Awakened blog series. Link:

Mosley, E. A. & Lopez W. D. “Deportation Is Turning Pregnant Women Into Single Mothers.” (June 6). HuffPost. Link:

*Lopez, W. D. & Novak, N. L. “Introduction to Truthout’s ‘After the Raid’ Series.” Truthout. (May 12). Link:

*Lopez and Novak curated this series of over a dozen posts by researchers and advocates. The full listing can be seen here:

Fleming, P. J. & Lopez, W. D. “Ending DACA has created looming public health crisis.” (February 16). HuffPost. Link:

Lopez, W. D. & Creary, M. “A Few Small Ways to Sneak Some Advocacy into Your Academic Writing.” (February 12). National Center for Institutional Diversity Medium Publication:

Fleming, P. J. & Lopez, W. D. “Increased Immigration Enforcement and Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Has Potential Chilling Effect on Health Care Access.” (February 1). The Pursuit. Link:


Lopez, W. D. “Cosas Del Estado: How Immigration Raids Lead to an Avoidance of Care.” (April 5). Pacific Standard. Link:


Lopez, W. D. “How Trump’s Immigration Enforcement Could Affect Families and Communities.” (November 29). The Conversation. Link:



Keynote Speaker for the Welcoming Michigan Statewide Convening and MCIRR Summit: La Lucha Sigue


Keynote Speaker for ALMA (Assisting Latinos to Maximize Achievement)

Keynote Speaker for School of Public Health Graduation: The Inherent Tension of Public Health; Profile; Video (5:25)



NCID Scholar Story: William Lopez

Michigan Radio: Sheriff, researcher explain impact of immigration raids on communities and law enforcement

Capital City Recap with Michael Cohen: Friday, February 25, 2017

Saturday Sixpack: ICE raids across SE Michigan

Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Sciences: Connecting Immigration Raids to Community Health

Representative Research in the News


Stateside on Michigan Radio: For Michigan “DREAMers,” uncertainty over their status is taking a toll

Michigan News: Separation of immigrant families: U-M experts can comment


Detroit Free Press: Immigrant dad in Detroit fears being split from his family

Univision Noticias: Estudio: el estrés de las redadas provoca que los bebés de madres inmigrantes nazcan más pequeños

Michigan Daily: University reacts to DACA recision

Nature: Immigration crackdowns damage health — even for unborn children

Detroit Free Press: ICE raids in Ypsilanti, Detroit cause anxiety among some immigrants

MLive: What expanded deportation efforts could mean for Washtenaw County

Mlive: Michigan ACLU files FOIA: ‘ICE has acted like cowboys’


University of Michigan News: Immigration raids affect community health, study says

MLive: First county issued ID card in Midwest proving popular with immigrants

Shout Outs

Researchers and advocates simply could not do the work we do without the support of community members and community organizations with whom we collaborate. I have been fortunate to collaborate with the following organizations:  

The Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights (WICIR)

The Washtenaw ID Project

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