Substantial racial inequalities despite frequent health care contact found in treatment for opioid use disorder
In the wake of an opioid-related event, White patients received medication for opioid use disorder up to 80% more frequently than Black patients and up to 25% more frequently than Hispanic patients, according to a new study led…
Conference explores link between anti-Roma racism and health disparities
The health-related repercussions of anti-Roma racism were discussed at the 11th annual Roma Conference at Harvard Chan School.
Sexual fluidity common among American young adults
Sexual fluidity—changes in sexual attraction and orientation—is common among American young adults, according to a new study.
Abortion access and policy after Roe
The impacts of losing the constitutional right to abortion have been immediate and widespread, disproportionately falling on people of color and poor people. The policy response to this public health crisis should be well-coordinated and extend beyond reproductive…
Uncovering the health effects of the Great Migration
Cecilia Vu, PhD ’22, uses her quantitative skills to explore the health of African Americans who left the South during the 20th century.
Podcast interviews highlight public health threats of racism, dietary colonialism
Alumnus Reginald Tucker-Seeley and PhD candidate Abrania Morrero appeared on recent episodes of Environmental Health News’ podcast to talk about their work.
Health consequences of discriminatory housing policy
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health professors Mary Bassett and Nancy Krieger discussed the harmful health consequences of redlining—a historic government policy that institutionalized housing discrimination against people of color across America.
Harvard Chan School joins effort to close racial wealth gap
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is partnering with leading organizations from across the business, nonprofit, philanthropy, and academic sectors on a new initiative aimed at combatting the 90% racial wealth gap between Black and white Americans.…
Sex disparities in COVID-19 deaths hide high toll on Black women
Black women have died from COVID-19 at more than three times the rates of white men and Asian men. The only other group more likely to die from the disease was Black men.
A call for scientists to fight health inequity
A panel discussion focused on health disparities and the work of the Poor People’s Campaign, a nonpartisan social justice movement that mobilizes low-income people to be agents of social change.