Dr. Nancy Krieger, Professor of Social Epidemiology, was recently the featured guest in “Conversations with Nancy Krieger on: Structural Racism, Social Justice, and COVID-19”, a talk co-sponsored by the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and Berkeley Center for Social Medicine as part of the Dean’s Speaker Series.
About the Talk
Professor Nancy Krieger (Harvard, UCB alum) along with Professors Mahasin Mujahid and Corinne Riddell engaged in conversations about the impact of racial discrimination, social class and place on the excess disease and death rates from COVID-19 among African American and other communities of color. The session focused on some of the thorny issues related to collecting and analyzing relevant social data on COVID-19; and also on advancing a social justice agenda in addressing racial/ethnic disparities in disease rates. The conversation was moderated by Professor Rachel Morello-Frosch.