David R. Williams featured in the Chicago Sun-Times and in an interview with Dr. Evelynn Hammonds

Dr. David R. Williams, Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health and chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, has been recently featured in the Chicago Sun-Times’s “Public health expert: ‘Marshall Plan’ needed to redress coronavirus race disparities” and in an interview with Dr. Evelynn Hammond in “Epidemics and Health Disparities in African American Communities” sponsored by the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard.

“Coronavirus [COVID-19] has not created health disparities in the United States as a new novel thing. It has highlighted disparities that are already preexisting in the United States,” says Dr. Williams in his conversation with Dr. Hammond. “Over 200 black people die every single day in the United States that would not have died if the health experience of African Americans were equivalent to that of Whites.”