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Health disparities

Jack Iwashyna joins JHU as Bloomberg Distinguished Professor
Published April 5, 2023
Iwashyna blends acute care expertise with health services research to better understand how an array of factors affect a patient's life course
Community health
Captivating views of community health workers
Published Oct 21, 2022
Award-winning photo series was inspired by the work of Johns Hopkins physician-researcher Lisa Cooper, her colleagues, and the community health workers who supported and served Baltimore neighborhoods during the pandemic
Health disparities
Race alone does not account for higher preeclampsia rates for Black women, study finds
Published Jan 7, 2022
U.S.-born Black women are at higher risk of preeclampsia than their foreign-born counterparts, suggesting biological, cultural, and social factors may contribute to the development of the blood pressure disorder
Health disparities
COVID-19 transmission high in Latino households of Baltimore, study finds
Published Nov 29, 2021
The average time for the virus to spread in these households is fewer than two days, the study also found
Data visualization
COVID-19's disproportionate impact on American Indian, Alaska Native tribes
Published Oct 11, 2021
Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, Center for American Indian Health launch visualization of pandemic spread within Tribal Nations
Public Health
Higher bar for health care
Published Fall 2021
Reviewing Executive Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity Lisa Cooper's 'Why Are Health Disparities Everyone's Problem?' / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Lisa Cooper named to presidential advisory council
Published Sept 22, 2021
Cooper, a health disparities researcher at the schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, among experts appointed to President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
Health disparities and the racial burden of COVID-19
Published June 25, 2021
With new evidence suggesting Black and Hispanic populations were disproportionately affected by the pandemic, experts weigh in on the importance of vaccination and addressing health disparities
Class examines public health through the lens of Africana studies
Published April 13, 2021
Alexandre White and Robbie Shilliam challenge students to probe the ongoing effects of colonialism, slavery, and racial oppression in public health practices
Health disparities
Analysis of medical records shows physicians are more likely to doubt Black patients than white patients
Published April 7, 2021
Bias reflected in medical records may in turn affect the care Black patients receive from future physicians