Peer-reviewed Literature

Ziegler S, Bozorgmehr K. (2024) “I don´t put people into boxes, but…” A free-listing exercise exploring social categorisation of asylum seekers by professionals in two German reception centres. PLOS Global Public Health;4 (2): e0002910. DOI 10.1371/journal.pgph.0002910

Bozorgmehr K, Hintermeier M, Biddle L, Hövener C, Gottlieb N (2024) Utilisation of dental services by refugees in Germany: Results of the population-based RESPOND survey. J Health Monit 9(S1): 2–10. DOI: 10.25646/11844

Mohsenpour A, Biddle L, Bozorgmehr K. (2023) Exploring contextual effects of post-migration housing environment on mental health of asylum seekers and refugees: A cross-sectional, population-based, multi-level analysis in a German federal state. PLOS Global Public Health 3(12): e0001755. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgph.0001755

Mohsenpour A, Dudek V, Bozorgmehr K, Biddle L, Razum O, Sauzet O (2023): Type of Refugee Accommodation and Health of Residents: A Cross-Sectional, Population-Based Cluster Analysis in South-West Germany. Int J Public Health 68:1605786. DOI: 10.3389/ijph.2023.1605786

Wahedi K, Zenner D, Flores S, Bozorgmehr K (2023): Mandatory, voluntary, repetitive, or one-off post-migration follow-up for tuberculosis prevention and control: A systematic review. PLoS Med 20 (1), e1004030. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1004030

Rast E, Biddle L, Bozorgmehr K. (2022) Der subjektive Sozialstatus im Asylkontext: Eine explorative qualitative Studie mit geflüchteten Menschen. Z’Flucht 2022; 6: 147–80. DOI: 10.5771/2509-9485-2022-2-147

Jahn R, Biddle L, Ziegler S, Nöst S, Bozorgmehr K. (2022) Conceptualising difference: a qualitative study of physicians’ views on healthcare encounters with asylum seekers. BMJ Open 2022; 12: e063012. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-063012

Biddle L, Wenner J, Bozorgmehr K. (2022) Inequalities in health system responsiveness among asylum seekers and refugees: A population-based, cross-sectional study in Germany. PLOS Global Public Health 2(9): e0000984. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgph.0000984

Hintermeier M, Gold AW, Erdmann S, Perplies C, Bozorgmehr K, Biddle L. (2022) From Research into Practice: Converting Epidemiological Data into Relevant Information for Planning of Regional Health Services for Refugees in Germany. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19, 8049. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph19138049

Biddle L, Ziegler S, Baron J, Flory L, Bozorgmehr K. (2022) The patient journey of newly arrived asylum seekers and responsiveness of care: A qualitative study in Germany. PLOS ONE 17(6): e0270419. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0270419

Biddle L, Wahedi K, Bozorgmehr K. (2022) Comparable worth of life for all? Conducting and disseminating health economic evaluations for refugees in Germany. Global Health 18, 48. DOI: 10.1186/s12992-022-00845-1

Wenner J, Biddle L, Gottlieb N, Bozorgmehr K. (2022) Inequalities in access to healthcare by local policy model among newly arrived refugees: evidence from population-based studies in two German states. Int J Equity Health 21, 11. DOI: 10.1186/s12939-021-01607-y

Ziegler S, Bozorgmehr K. (2021) Die ›Bleibeperspektive‹ als soziale Determinante der Gesundheit Geflüchteter? Z’Flucht 5, 2. DOI: 10.5771/2509-9485-2021-2-309

Costa D, Biddle L, Bozorgmehr K. (2021) Association between psychosocial functioning, health status and healthcare access of asylum seekers and refugee children: a population-based cross-sectional study in a German federal state. Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health 15, 59. DOI: 10.1186/s13034-021-00411-4

Perplies C, Biddle L, Benson-Martin J, Joggerst B, Bozorgmehr K (2021) Förderung der psychischen Gesundheit von geflüchteten Menschen. Erkenntnisse aus der Implementierung eines gruppenbasierten Peer-Ansatzes im kommunalen Setting. Prävention und Gesundheitsförderung. DOI: 10.1007/s11553-021-00899-w

Biddle L, Hintermeier M, Mohsenpour A, Sand M, Bozorgmehr K (2021) Monitoring der Gesundheit und Gesundheitsversorgung geflüchteter Menschen in Sammelunterkünften: Ergebnisse des bevölkerungsbezogenen Surveys RESPOND. Journal of Health Monitoring, 6(1). DOI: 10.25646/7862

Mohsenpour A, Biddle L, Krug K, Bozorgmehr K (2021) Measuring deterioration of small-area housing environment: Construction of a multi-dimensional assessment index and validation in shared refugee accommodation. SSM – Population Health, Vol. 13, March 2021. DOI: 1010.1016/j.ssmph.2020.100725

Costa D, Biddle L, Mühling C, Bozorgmehr K (2020) Subjective social status mobility and mental health of asylum seekers and refugees: Population-based, cross-sectional study in a German federal state. Journal of Migration and Health, 1-2. DOI: 10.1007/s00103-020-03243-3

Wahedi K, Biddle L, Jahn R, Ziegler S, Kratochwill S, Pruskil S, Noest S, Bozorgmehr K (2020) Medizinische Versorgung von Asylsuchenden in Erstaufnahmeeinrichtungen [Healthcare provision for asylum seekers in reception centres: Qualitative survey from the perspective of healthcare providers]. Bundesgesundheitsblatt – Gesundheitsforschung – Gesundheitsschutz. DOI: 10.1007/s00103-020-03243-3

Wahedi K, Biddle L, Bozorgmehr K (2020) Cost-effectiveness of targeted screening for active pulmonary tuberculosis among asylum-seekers: A modelling study with screening data from a German federal state (2002-2015). PLOS ONE 15:e0241852. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0241852

Biddle L, Wahedi K, Bozorgmehr K (2020) Health system resilience: a literature review of empirical research. Health Policy and Planning, 35(8), 1084–1109. DOI: 10.1093/heapol/czaa032

Lichtl C, Bozorgmehr K (2019). Effects of introducing a walk-in clinic on ambulatory care sensitive hospitalisations among asylum seekers in Germany: a single-centre pre–post intervention study using medical records. BMJ Open, 9(12). e027945.

Straßner C, Noest S, Preussler S, Jahn R, Ziegler S, Wahedi K, Bozorgmehr K (2019) The impact of patient-held health records on continuity of care among asylum seekers in reception centres: a cluster-randomised stepped wedge trial in Germany. BMJ Global Health. 4(4). e001610.

Biddle L, Miners A, Bozorgmehr K (2019) Cost-utility of screening for depression among asylum seekers: a modelling study in Germany. Health Policy. 123(9):873-881. DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2019.05.011.

Biddle L, Menold N, Bentner M, Noest S, Jahn R, Ziegler S, Bozorgmehr K (2019) Health monitoring among asylum seekers and refugees: a state-wide, cross-sectional, population-based study in Germany. Emerging Themes in Epidemiology. 16(1):3. DOI: 10.1186/s12982-019-0085-2

Bozorgmehr K, Preussler S, Wagner U, Joggerst B, Szecsenyi J, Razum O, Stock C (2019) Using country of origin to inform targeted tuberculosis screening in asylum seekers: a modelling study of screening data in a German federal state, 2002–2015. BMC Infectious Diseases, 19(1):304. DOI: 10.1186/s12879-019-3902-x.

Bozorgmehr K, Biddle L, Preussler S, Mueller A, Szecsenyi J (2018) Differences in pregnancy outcomes and obstetric care between asylum seeking and resident women: a cross-sectional study in a German federal state, 2010–2016. BMC pregnancy and childbirth, 18(1):417. DOI: 10.1186/s12884-018-2053-1.

Bozorgmehr K, Stock C, Joggerst B, Razum O (2018). Tuberculosis screening in asylum seekers in Germany: a need for better data. The Lancet Public Health, 3(8): e359-e361. DOI: 10.1016/S2468-2667(18)30132-4.

Jahn R, Ziegler S, Nöst S, Gewalt SC, Straßner C, Bozorgmehr K (2018). Early evaluation of experiences of health care providers in reception centers with a patient-held personal health record for asylum seekers: a multi-sited qualitative study in a German federal state. Globalization and Health, 14(1):71. DOI: 10.1186/s12992-018-0394-1.

Lichtl C, Lutz T, Szecsenyi J, Bozorgmehr K (2017). Differences in the prevalence of hospitalizations and utilization of emergency outpatient services for ambulatory care sensitive conditions between asylum-seeking children and children of the general population: a cross-sectional medical records study (2015). BMC Health Services Research, 17(1):731. DOI: 10.1186/s12913-017-2672-7.

Bozorgmehr K, Wahedi K, Noest S, Szecsenyi J, Razum O (2017). Infectious disease screening in asylum seekers: range, coverage and economic evaluation in Germany, 2015. Eurosurveillance, 22(40):16-00677. DOI: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2017.22.40.16-00677.

Bozorgmehr K, Joggerst B, Wagner U, Stock C (2017). Yield of tuberculosis screening in asylum-seekers by country of origin: analysis of screening data in a German federal state (2002-2015). Eur Respir J;49(4): pii: 1602327. DOI: 10.1183/13993003.02327-2016

Bozorgmehr K, Razum O, Szecsenyi J, Maier W, Stock C (2017). Regional deprivation is associated with the distribution of vulnerable asylum seekers: a nationwide small area analysis in Germany. J Epidemiol Community Health, 71(9):857-862. DOI: 10.1136/jech-2016-208506.

Straßner C, Gewalt SC, Becker von Rose P, Lorenzen D, Szecsenyi J, Bozorgmehr K (2017). Quality circles to identify barriers, facilitating factors and solutions for  high-quality primary care for asylum seekers. BJGP Open, 1(3), BJGP-2017.

Bozorgmehr K (2017). Post-migration follow-up of migrants at risk of tuberculosis. Lancet Infect Dis, 17(7):692. DOI: 10.1016/s1473-3099(17)30329-8. [Letter]