Naming Structural Racism in Public Health

Out of thousands of articles published in the top 50 public health journals between 2002 and 2015, only 25 mentioned institutionalized racism. And it was only identified as a core contributor to health inequities in 16 of those articles.

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A Leader in Health Equity Education

The Health Equity minor — the first of its kind in the U.S. — prepares students to handle complex structural factors that lead to health inequalities and provides distinction in a competitive career environment. Learn more

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Bold New Direction for SPH

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nurse working odd hours

Working Odd Hours Linked to Unhealthy Behaviors

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Transgender Americans Have Reduced Health Care Access

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Teaching Youth About the Dangers of Smoking

Shannon Sullivan wants to use her PhD degree in Environmental Health to change the world. Before SPH, she was a researcher at the CDC. She went back to school because she wanted to be more hands-on and in the community — something she wasn’t able to do as a chemist. Her current research is in tobacco and how natural things in the environment get into it and cause cancer.

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