Category Archives: Ethnicity

In New York City, pandemic policing reproduced familiar patterns of racial disparities

In the past month, New York City has rolled back most of the public health mandates first put in place to control the spread of COVID-19 in early 2020, such as social distancing and mask wearing mandates. Now, new research … Continue reading

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“I’m Not a Freshi”: Culture Shock, Puberty and Growing Up as British-Bangladeshi Girls

Most people wish to banish the awkwardness and confusion of puberty from their memories, but for Lauren Houghton, puberty has been the focus of her research for more than a decade. Fascinated by the opportunity it presented for biosocial inquiry, … Continue reading

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“Black men loving Black men is the revolutionary act”1: Racial sexual exclusivity as both an effect and a protection against discrimination for Black sexual minority men

Often in public health, sexual relationships between Black gay, bisexual, and other sexual minority men (SMM) are framed as sources of risk and disease, especially in terms of HIV transmission. However, Black queer activists have long known that cultivating loving … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Related School Closings and Risk of Weight Gain Among Children.

Andrew Rundle and colleagues wrote a Perspective article for The Obesity Society’s journal Obesity, to call attention to the COVID-19 pandemic’s likely longer-term effect on children’s health. In many areas of the U.S., the COVID-19 pandemic has closed schools and … Continue reading

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Disparities in self-rated health across generations and through the life course

Getting the band back together, Cluster faculty past and present and a Doc student (Link, Susser, March, Kezios, Lovasi, Rundle, and Suglia) just published new work in Social Science and Medicine.  This is the first paper from the Child Health … Continue reading

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Demand-Side Efficiency in Global Health

In a recent paper published  in Health Policy and Planning, cluster faculty member Elizabeth Radin and her colleagues develop the concept of demand-side efficiency–or the efficiency with which health system users convert public health resources into health outcomes. They also propose methods … Continue reading

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A New Project to Study Childhood Adversity and Cardiovascular Health in Puerto Rican Young Adults

Cluster faculty member Shakira Suglia was recently awarded an NIH grant to study the effects of childhood adversity on health outcomes among young Puerto Rican adults from the South Bronx and from San Juan, Puerto Rico.   While these two groups of … Continue reading

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