Category: Bridging Health & Healthcare

Intersections between Health, Urban Planning, and Community Development: A Retrospective View

Cities have changed dramatically over the course of my 25-year career. With policy changes, urban planning advances, and new lifestyle trends, cities are drawing more residents with higher levels of education and higher incomes.

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Hospitals, Population Health, and Communities of Color: Addressing Root Causes of Poor Health

Let’s rewind the clock to about 13 years ago, when the Institute of Medicine released its landmark report, Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic...

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How Do You Know You’re Better than Good Enough?

Do you really think you’re good enough to do this work? Many underrepresented researchers deal with this question on a daily basis. It was a recurring topic...

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How Do You Keep Your Dream Alive?

A person is the product of their dreams. So make sure to dream great dreams. And then try to live your dream. — Maya Angelou Ten years ago, Debra Joy...

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Beyond Just a “Phase:” Acknowledging the Role of Diversity and Culture in Mental Health

Overall, my childhood wasn’t terribly remarkable. I have four older siblings from my dad’s first marriage. Technically, they are my half- brothers and...

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How Will They Know You Were in the Room? The Higher Calling of Health Equity Research

During the New Connections’ 10th Annual Symposium (June 9-10, 2016), Chairperson Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH, shared the importance of getting “in the...

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A Meaningful Step Forward: Improving Motor Skills as a Way to Reduce Childhood Obesity

In 1963, President Kennedy stated that “…children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.” But despite advances...

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Healing Our Social Wounds

The last two decades of health research have produced many crucial studies documenting the association between perceived discrimination and ill health. Suffice...

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Fair and Affordable Housing = Health Equity

My research in housing and health is about social justice and health equity. Through my research, I have learned that low-income housing alternatives to the...

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A City in Turmoil, A Nation in Disbelief: The Flint Water Crisis

"My people perish from a lack of knowledge" -Hosea 4:6 Flint, Michigan is a place where many individuals once achieved their American dreams....

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