Featuring Rachel Hardeman, PhD ’13, MPH ’07
Associate Professor and Blue Cross Endowed Professor of Health and Racial Equity, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Division of Health Policy and Management
Director, Center for Antiracism Research for Health Equity
In conversation with Marissa Evans, Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times
Racism has been declared a public health emergency that has caused a devastating 400-year assault on the psychological and physical health of people of color. The fundamental cause of health inequities is racism, with its insidious influence on housing, employment, healthy food access and security, education, healthcare, mental health and well-being, among all other aspects of life.
Join Dr. Rachel Hardeman, PhD ’13, MPH ’07, in conversation with Marissa Evans, as they explore the vision and promise of antiracism research and its role in improving health equity. Antiracist health research reframes research questions together with those in communities closest to the impact of racism. It moves us away from the false premise that there is “something wrong” with people of color that makes them sick, and focuses on the true causes of health disparities and inequities.
During this event, Dr. Hardeman will describe the need-to-knows about antiracism research, a revolutionary method grounded in the reality of racism’s impact on health. She will share the vision of the new Center for Antiracism Research for Health Equity and the impact of this research for long-term change.