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Health disparities

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
Vaccination
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
Politics+perspective
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
Health disparities
Study: Low-income middle-aged African American women with hypertension are likely to suffer from depression
Published Feb 12, 2021
This population of women should be routinely screened and treated for depression, researchers conclude
Health disparities
Hidden in plain sight
Published Fall 2020
An ambitious project developed in partnership with Johns Hopkins aims to identify unique health challenges of Black men / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Health equity
The silver lining of COVID-19's dark clouds
Published Aug 25, 2020
Johns Hopkins expert in health disparities discusses how the coronavirus pandemic has shed light on the vulnerabilities of communities of color and the need to better protect everyone's health
Lisa Cooper to direct Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute
Published April 21, 2020
Cooper, who has devoted her career to addressing health disparities through her research and practice, shapes new vision for institute with focus on health equity for Baltimore's most vulnerable groups
Maternal health
Mother's death brings attention to racial health disparities
Published Feb 26, 2019
Bloomberg School alum Shalon Irving died in 2017 of complications from high blood pressure three weeks after giving birth
Interdisciplinary scholar
Cancer screening, prevention expert Otis Brawley joins faculty
Published Jan 23, 2019
JHU's 39th Bloomberg Distinguished Professor will lead research of cancer health disparities at the School of Public Health, Kimmel Cancer Center