Diversity & Racism

Disseminating the State-of-the-Art Science on the Relationship of Racism and Socioeconomic Status to Health

This is a forum for presenting and evaluating evidence on the relationship of race, racism, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status to physical and mental health. We specifically examine the effects of racism across the following four levels: Cultural, Institutional, Interpersonal, and Internalized.

In recent years, there has been an overwhelming amount of evidence that racial and ethnic disparities in health remain a serious concern in the United States. But there are still many more questions that need to be answered.

We hope you find this site a useful guide to the academic research on racism. We will be posting regular updates to the site and welcome your suggestions about cutting edge research that we can include in our updates. Please feel free to contact us with ideas and comments and new suggestions for information to share.

Committee Members: Steven Barger, Ph.D., Northern Arizona University; Danielle Beatty, Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Laura Bogart, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School; Linda Gallo, Ph.D., San Diego State University; Laura D. Kubzansky, Ph.D., Harvard School of Public Health; Luis Rivera, Ph.D., Rutgers University; Julie Wagner, Ph.D., University of Connecticut Health Center. Student members; Angela Monge, Madeline Libretti, Melissa Pencille. St. John’s University.

The ideas and concepts presented on this website will also appear in a chapter by Dr. Brondolo in the forthcoming volume Handbook of Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine,edited by S.R. Waldstein, W.J Kop,and L.I Katzel to be published by Springer Science + Business Media in 2012.

Elizabeth Brondolo, Ph.D.,    St. John’s University
Health Disparities Committee
Division 38, APA brondole@stjohns.edu

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