Experiences of binational collaboration in the Binational Border Health Thematic Network by Dr. María Luisa Zuñiga

Dr. María Luisa Zúñiga presents the Binational Border Health Thematic Network, at the Meeting of the Executive Committee of the Border Health Consortium of California, in which the Network’s 2015-2018 action plan, Sub-programs and key actions was discussed.

She explained the interactions between the researchers assigned to the network, where a wide analysis of the CV’S of each researcher of the Network is made, detecting publications, courses, degree exams and common projects.

She also exhibited the mobilizations of the Network, during 2015-2017, in which 46 short stays were supported. 6 out of 10 movements were made outside the northwest node.

The following mobilization matrix is ​​shown.

Destination   Ne C Nw  
Ne 8 1 13 22
C 2 0 0 02
Nw 9 2 11 22
    19 03 24 46

The matrix represents the interaction between the nodes of the network, Ne means Northeast, C, means Center, Nw means Northwest.

  • The columns represent the origin.
  • The Northwest node (Nw) participated with 52% of the outputs (24 outputs)
  • The Northwest node (Nw) hosted 47% of the visits (22 visits)

She ended the presentation by showing the Frontiers Magazine’s special issue, where 18 authors are active members of the Network, 12 are authors from Mexico and 8 institutions affiliated to the Network, by researchers from it. Thereby fulfilling the objectives of the RTBSF.

We participated with 62 authors, 18 members of the Binational Border Health Thematic Network.