Racism & Public Health
Data on systemic inequities reveal the barriers that lead to harder, shorter lives
September 2, 2020
A historical recounting of how Johns Hopkins rose to prominence in the 1930s and 1940s as the foremost center of syphilis research, but also played an advisory role in the Tuskegee Syphilis Study which intentionally deceived African-American men.
September 1, 2020
A historical recount of how leaders at Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health upheld segregation laws before admitting its first African-American student, Reginald G. James (MPH 1946).
AUGUST 31, 2020
Kidney disease among Black Americans demonstrates how social injustices contribute to population health problems, according to Tanjala Purnell, PhD, and Deidra Crews, MD.
AUGUST 10, 2020
Black men have an average life expectancy of 72—the shortest lifespan of all groups by race and gender. Roland Thorpe, PhD, intends to change that.
JULY 24, 2020
The intersecting crises of COVID-19 and racism means the field of public health must name, define and address racism as a critical public health problem, says Georges Benjamin, MD.
JUNE 25, 2020
Lisa Cooper, director of the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute, explains why the coronavirus pandemic hit Black communities especially hard.
JUNE 24, 2020
“I am a living testimony of what happens when a society breaks down and sacrifices human rights,” writes Ambulai Johnson, a graduate student from Liberia.