Racism, sexism, social class, and health—30 years ago and today
Nancy Krieger reflects on the still-relevant themes of a paper for which she was first author three decades ago about racism, sexism, social class, and health.
Tackling disparities and stigma around obesity and mental health care for minority populations
Physician and mother of four Tiffani Bell Washington, MPH ’22, was honored by the National Minority Quality Forum as one of its “40 Under 40."
Shock to the system
Ellen Chappelka, MPH ’22, was taken aback by preventable health problems she saw while working as an EMT in New Orleans. Now she wants to change systemic issues that make people vulnerable in the first place.
With free health clinic, student brings health care to Rhode Island’s underserved
Akosua Dankwah, DrPH ’22, is applying what she’s learned to help the WTL Health Clinic expand its mission.
Using patient safety as tool to improve health inequalities
Viewing health inequalities through the lens of patient safety could help health care professionals and organizations define concrete steps to improve the care and outcomes of people in marginalized ethnic populations, according to an analysis co-authored by Cian…
Could breastfeeding explain disparities in sudden infant deaths?
Melissa Bartick, an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and an MPH student at Harvard Chan School, studied whether not breastfeeding could be one possible explanation for demographic disparities in sudden unexpected infant deaths.
Racial disparities in government responses to asthma-triggering housing conditions
In Boston, people of color and poorer people are more frequently exposed to unhealthy housing conditions that can trigger asthma, and the city is typically slower to address these problems than in whiter areas, according to a new…
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.
Getting to know … Brandon Alexander Anthony, MPH ’22
Armed with degrees in systems engineering, business, and epidemiology, Brandon Alexander Anthony, MPH '22, hopes to launch a company that helps health systems design better services for patients of color, LGBTQ patients, and other marginalized groups.
New dashboard shows life expectancy by U.S. congressional district
Researchers at the Harvard Geographic Insights Lab have launched the first-ever dashboard that tracks life expectancy on the U.S. congressional district level.