Research Assistant Professor
Political science and international relations in the area of conflict resolution and peace research.
USCIS approved a National Interest Waiver petition for a research assistant professor working specifically in the highly complex and sophisticated area of conflict resolution and peace research. The implications of petitioner’s findings in the field of international relations and peace research is significant as his research suggests how democracy can be promoted in inhospitable post-civil war environments and how such democracy promotion would lead to a sustainable peace.
The NIW petition recognized petitioner’s work helping policy makers and researchers in the United States and internationally craft better policies on issues related to the promotion of democracy and sustained peace.
HIV/AIDS prevention and international healthcare.
USCIS approved a petition for a sociologist from Africa specializing in the area of HIV/AIDS prevention, the empowerment of women and international healthcare.
The beneficiary received a Ph.D. in sociology and a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in social work.
Evidence submitted with the National Interest Waiver petition noted that AIDS is a global crisis which adversely affects the United States. The National Interest Waiver petition on behalf of the beneficiary asserted that a large portion of the beneficiary’s research involved writing and lecturing on the sexual transmission and prevention of HIV/AIDS. The petition showed that the beneficiary’s academic work is based primarily on research conducted and problems that have been encountered in societies, such as the beneficiary’s home country in Africa, where adolescent females and women have been victimized. Also, the National Interest petition showed that the beneficiary plans to use knowledge and experience acquired to try and reduce the alarming increase of HIV/AIDS among adolescent African-American females in the United States.
The beneficiary had received a Fulbright travel grant, and Thomas J. Arkell successfully applied for a waiver of the two-year foreign residence requirement through an Interested Government Agency on behalf of the beneficiary. The Department of Education acted as an interested government agency on behalf of the beneficiary, and Mr. Arkell worked with a University Provost and the professor to obtain the waiver and approval of the National Interest Waiver petition. The beneficiary’s I-140 petition was approved in 76 days.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Transportation science and technology research leading to more reliable travel time and travel demand forecasts on highways, helping to manage congestion, encourage better allocation of highway funds, and promote safer road transportation.
USCIS approved a petition for this researcher who focuses on research leading to more reliable travel time and travel demand forecasts on highways, helping to manage congestion, encourage better allocation of highway funds, and promote safer road transportation.
Research focuses on predicting driver response to innovative travel demand management strategies that encourage the use of, and investments in, existing transportation infrastructure. The study benefits the national interest to manage increasing levels of congestion and reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with the transportation sector. The beneficiary’s I-140 petition was approved in 73 days.
Transportation analysis and traffic management.
USCIS approved a National Interest Waiver for a research associate working in the field of transportation analysis and traffic management. Petitioner’s research uses the highest level of mathematics and modeling techniques to exploit patterns and rhythms of minute-by-minute changes in movement and flow in a metropolitan area so that traffic can be redirected in real time to optimally chosen routes. This will result in smooth flow of traffic, less air pollution, and reduction in the use of gasoline which will result in a more vibrant economy.
The NIW petition recognized the practical applications of petitioner’s research produce benefits on a national and international scale. Petitioner’s findings in the area of traffic management and food security are enormous. These methods are being utilized not only in the United States but in other nations as well. The practical applications of petitioner’s research significantly contribute to the overall health in the United States and extend beyond its borders.
An Adjunct Professor who has contributed detailed and thoughtful analysis to the core legal and regulatory issues implicated by telemedicine.
USCIS approved a petition for an Adjunct Professor who has performed in-depth research on telemedicine as an integral part of health system improvement. His work is an important contribution to the health law body of knowledge and will act as a resource for other researchers to expand inquiry into this growing area of legal scholarship.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Postdoctoral Associate who has played a crucial role in advancing projects in developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, and neuroscience research.
USCIS approved a petition for a Postdoctoral Research Associate whose work directly enables researchers and educators to better understand how children learn in the domains of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Her contributions are vital both for theoretical research and practical applications in the field of mathematics, learning and education. Her research is beneficial not only to childhood education, but also of critical importance for the fields of developmental psychology, cognitive science, and neuroscience as a whole.
Business Strategist who has successfully redefined the relationship between pharmaceutical manufactures and payers/insurance companies.
USCIS approved a petition for a Business Strategists, whose research focuses on the understanding, predicting, and informing of payer behavior in the pharmaceutical industry. Her work has led to improvements of payer analysis processes, pharmaceutical marketing strategy, and ultimately, an improvement in U.S. Healthcare as it directly affects its patients.