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Sharrelle Barber, left, traveled to Brazil to research global structural racism, where she met activist and politician Marielle Franco, right.

Matters of Life and Death: Racism and the Global Struggle for Black Lives

"As a social epidemiologist who examines the links between structural racism and racial health inequalities, I am particularly concerned about the lives (often truncated) and deaths (too often, violent) of Black women and men."

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Putting Equity into Practice: A Perspective from My Professional Journey

Equity is a term used frequently and in new spaces every day. But what does this term mean, and how can we practice equity?  To start, my organization, Equal Measure, defines equity as existing “when individuals, in any community or organization, have equal opportunity to overcome structural barriers and achieve success.

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URM Faculty in Research Institutions: Exploring the Link between Environment and Wellness

My work focuses on the institutional experiences of highly educated, historically underrepresented minority groups (URMs)—primarily African Americans, Native Americans, Alaska Natives[1], Mexican Americans, and Puerto Ricans —in predominantly White research universities (PWIs).

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The Importance of Cultural Competence in Teaching Social and Emotional Skills

Mrs. Prawl, a white Middle-class American, is a first-year teacher at Washington Middle School, a rural school serving a large population of Black and Latino students from low socio-economic backgrounds.

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New Connections Symposium: From Research to Action

Over the past several weeks, our attention has been directed to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in the Southeast and the wildfires in the West. These tragic events have resulted in injury, illness, death, and displacement.

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An Important New Connections Update

Over the past several weeks, our attention has been directed to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in the Southeast and the wildfires in the West. These tragic events have resulted in injury, illness, death, and displacement.

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Planning for Impact: Translating Research into Practice by Using the RE-AIM framework

he first day I wheeled through the doors of my public health fellowship at Kaiser Permanente Colorado Institute for Health Research, I was immersed in an environment that used evidence-based research to guide its clinical practice, which is a process known as translational research. 

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To “Build Back Better,” We Must Build Back Healthier

Over the past several weeks, our attention has been directed to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in the Southeast and the wildfires in the West. These tragic events have resulted in injury, illness, death, and displacement.

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Delving Deeper into How Mixed Methods Advance Health Equity

“We cannot answer any question of relevance or impact without using mixed methods.” With that declaration, Ruth Enid Zambrana, PhD, set the tone for a panel on the value of mixed methodology research to promote health equity at the New Connections 2017 Symposium.

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Expanding the Universe: Mixed Method Applications

If quantitative methods are the “head” of a study, qualitative methods are the “heart.” Each performs a critical function, and helps researchers glean a richer, more contextual understanding of an issue so they can better serve the health of their communities.

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