Category Archives: Race

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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The COVID-19 Pandemic as a Threat Multiplier for Childhood Health Disparities: Evidence from St. Louis, MO

In the United States, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted and exacerbated socioeconomic and racial health disparities. For example, U.S.-based studies have found that the mortality rates for Black, Hispanic, Latino, and Indigenous communities from COVID-19 are double that of their … Continue reading

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How neighborhoods and infrastructure can impact HIV transmission among Black sexual minority men

Individual risky behaviors (ex. condomless sex, multiple partners, drug use) have long been a focus of HIV research and intervention strategies for sexual minority men (SMM). However, focusing on the individual level obscures the effects of broader societal influences and … 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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Leaving racism behind: residential migration and Black-White health disparities

Cluster member Sarah McKetta, working with Lisa Bates, Mark Hatzenbuehler, Bruce Link, Charissa Pratt, and Katherine Keyes, recently published research regarding state-level racism, residential mobility, and Black-White health disparities. Studies consistently demonstrate that among racial minorities, living in a more … Continue reading

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Do racial patterns in psychological distress shed light on the Black-White depression paradox?

Former Cluster doctoral student David Barnes, now with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and current faculty member Lisa Bates recently published a systematic review in the journal Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology investigating racial patterns in psychological … 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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Racial discrimination, socioeconomic position, and illicit drug use among US Blacks

A recent paper published in Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology by Keyes, Fink and colleagues assesses the relationship between self-reported racial discrimination and illicit drug use among US Blacks and whether this association differs by socioeconomic position. Using data from the National … Continue reading

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The Race of Perpetrators of Mass Shootings Can Affect the Public’s Perceptions About Racial and Ethnic Groups.

Larry Yang and colleagues just published new work showing how the race or ethnicity of perpetrators of mass shootings can affect the public’s perceptions about racial and ethnic groups.  If an individual hearing or reading about the shooting attributes the … Continue reading

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