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Introducing our New Postdoctoral Scholar: Paris B. Adkins-Jackson, PhD, MPH

The Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice & Health is pleased to announce the first scholar in the inaugural cohort of its newly established postdoctoral fellowship program. Dr. Adkins-Jackson earned a doctor of philosophy (PhD) in Psychometrics from Morgan State University and a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) in Biostatistics and Epidemiology from Claremont Graduate University. Dr. Adkins-Jackson is a community-based, multidisciplinary researcher whose work seeks to improve quality of life in under-resourced communities. At the Center, Dr. Adkins-Jackson plans to develop and validate a new measure of racism for use in empirical studies attempting to quantify relationships between racism, health and healthcare disparities.

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Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice, & Health Design Context

The Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice & Health at UCLA, which launched on Indigenous People’s Day 2017, is accepting submissions for a visual art piece to accompany the Center’s logo. The winning art piece will be used on the Center’s website, in research presentations and on informational materials. All entries must be submitted by the deadline, Friday, August 2, 2019 and must Follow UCLA Brand Guidelines for sizing and resolution. The winner will receive a $200.00 cash prize and an opportunity to be featured on the Center’s website.

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Ethnicity & Disease Special Issue on critical race theory and public health

The Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice, & Health is pleased to announce the release of its first major project: Special issue of the journal Ethnicity and Disease focused on how public health researchers can address racism. The journal supplement includes a collection of papers based on critical race theory, a concept developed more than three decades ago by legal scholars that illuminates the subtle ways racism matters in any situation.

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Social Science & Medicine Special Issue on the role of Racism in Health Disparities 

Social Science & Medicine recently published a special issue dedicated to understanding the role of racism in health disparities. With an interdisciplinary approach, the special issue addresses immigration policy, gun violence,  workplace racism, segregation , prison healthcare, the concept of whiteness, and other pertinent racism-related predictors. 


American Journal of Law & Medicine Special Issue on Critical Race Theory

This American Journal of Law & Medicine special issue explores how Critical Race Theory can transform the study of health inequalities across the health sciences.