Dr. Miriam Kuttikat is an Associate Professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work. Dr. Kuttikat completed her Masters, Doctoral and Post-Doctoral degrees at the University of Toronto. Dr. Kuttikat is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Dr. Kuttikat has conducted research in both national and international contexts and built her research paradigm based on her clinical and field experiences with diverse migrant communities in India, Sri Lanka, Canada and the United States. Dr. Kuttikat’s program of research aims to develop community-based interventions to address migrant/refugee family health and family conflict. She focuses on the influence of complex family dynamics on migrant health deterioration and the development of effective parenting strategies with particular attention to the parent-adolescent relationship.