Racism and Health
Disseminating the State-of-the-Art
Science on the Relationship of Racism and Socioeconomic Status to
This is a forum for presenting and evaluating evidence on the
relationship of race, racism, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status
to physical and mental health. We specifically examine the effects
of racism across the following four levels: Cultural,
Institutional, Interpersonal, and Internalized.
In recent years, there has been an overwhelming amount of
evidence that racial and ethnic disparities in health remain a
serious concern in the United States. But there are still many more
questions that need to be answered.
We hope you find this site a useful guide to the academic
research on racism. We will be posting regular updates to the site
and welcome your suggestions about cutting edge research that we
can include in our updates. Please feel free to contact us with
ideas and comments and new suggestions for information to
Elizabeth Brondolo, Ph.D., St. John's University
Health Disparities Committee
Division 38, APA firstname.lastname@example.org
Committee Members: Steven Barger, Ph.D., Northern Arizona
University; Danielle Beatty, Ph.D., University of Maryland,
Baltimore County; Laura Bogart, Ph.D., Harvard
Medical School; Linda Gallo, Ph.D., San Diego State
University; Laura D. Kubzansky, Ph.D., Harvard School of Public
Health; Luis Rivera, Ph.D., Rutgers University; Julie Wagner,
Ph.D., University of Connecticut Health Center. Student members;
Angela Monge, Madeline Libretti, Melissa Pencille. St. John's
The ideas and concepts presented on this website will also
appear in a chapter by Dr. Brondolo in the forthcoming volume
Handbook of Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine,edited by S.R.
Waldstein, W.J Kop,and L.I Katzel to be published by Springer
Science + Business Media in 2012.
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