Dr. Pilar S. Horner is Associate Professor of Social Work at Michigan State University. A qualitative researcher, her research interests include health disparities with regards to access of care, and quality of life issues among Latinos, undocumented families, refugees, and immigrants. Her research looks at how culture influences health outcomes for disadvantaged populations, especially concerning processes of migration.
Currently she is working on projects in the Dominican Republic looking at how immigration impacts socio-cultural factors related to treatment of HIV/AIDS and with Puerto Rican survivors of Hurricane Maria on resilience strategies at the family level. Dr. Horner teaches practice and policy courses with an emphasis on migration and transnational perspectives.