Examines racial disparities in health conditions across the life span, access to and quality of care, and strategies for reducing disparities

Research and Publications

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Relevent Projects

Dara D. Mendez, PhD, MPH | CRSP Pilot Fund Awardee 2019-2020 | "Home Visitation and the Effects of Perceived Racism on Adverse Birth Outcomes in Black Families" 

Dr. Dara Daneen Mendez with her team including Dr. Tiffany Gary-Webb, Yuae Park, MA, and Ms. Jada Shirriel, MS, CLC, will examine the association between racism and adverse birth outcomes among Healthy Start participants. The study will help determine whether and how the Healthy Start Program, specifically home visitation, moderates the association between racism and birth outcomes, as well as explore participants' and staff's experiences and understanding of how home visitation may mitigate the effects of racism.


#CRSPCast: Race & COVID-19 Series w/ Dr. Thomas A. LaVeist - COVID-19 and African Americans - May 6, 2020

#CRSPCast: Race & COVID-19 Series w/ Dr. Richard M. Lee - Xenophobia and COVID-19: Strategies to Support Asian American Communities - May 20, 2020


Dr. Daphne C. Watkins, University of Michigan School Social Work and Curtis Center for Health Equity Research. #BlackMen: Resourceful and Resilient in the Face of Adversity. View Video of Lecture > >


Richard M. Lee, Ph.D., University of Minnesota. Xenaphobia and COVID-19: Strategies to Support Asian American Communities. View Video of Lecture > >

Dr. Thomas A. LaVeist, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Lessons from New Orleans: Race, Health and COVID-19. View Video of Lecture > >


Thomas A. LaVeist, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. Sick and Tired: The Quality of Health Services for Minorities. View Video of Lecture > >


David T. Takeuchi, Ph.D., University of Washington. Discrimination and Helath Consequences Across Diverse Groups. View Video of Lecture > >

Joyce Rothermel, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Hunger, Food Insecurity and Race in Pennsylvania. View Video of Lecture > >


John Wallace, Ph.D., Michael Yonas, DrPH, MPH., University of Pittsburgh. Violence, Race/Ethnicity, and American Youth. View Video of Lecture > >


James S. Jackson Ph.D., University of Michigan. National Survey of American Life. View Video of Lecture > >


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