Join us every second Thursday of the month to discuss various aspects of racism and health.

Discussions take place from 12:00 - 2:00 PM PT in the Center for Health Sciences room 36-070. The articles will be sent at least one week prior to the meeting and can also be found here. 


Topic: Racialized Time as a Social Determinant of Health  

Borrell, L. N., & Vaughan, R. (2019). An AJPH Supplement Toward a Unified Research Approach for Minority Health and Health Disparities. American journal of public health109(S1), S6-S7.

Gee, G. C., Hing, A., Mohammed, S., Tabor, D. C., & Williams, D. R. (2019). Racism and the Life Course: Taking Time SeriouslyAmerican journal of public health109(S1), S43-S47.

Duran, D. G., & Pérez-Stable, E. J. (2019). Novel Approaches to Advance Minority Health and Health Disparities Research. American journal of public health109(S1), S8-S10.

February 14, 2019

Topic: Juvenile Justice

Crosby, S. D. (2016). Trauma‐Informed Approaches to Juvenile Justice: A Critical Race PerspectiveJuvenile and Family Court Journal67(1), 5-18.

Saar, M. S., Epstein, R., Rosenthal, L., & Vafa, Y. (2015). The sexual abuse to prison pipeline: The girls' story.

December 13, 2018

November 8, 2018

In lieu of our October Journal Club, the Center hosted Ask Yo Mama: 12 Moods For Jazz — A night of Jazz with the Ron McCurdy Group. The performance was followed by a panel discussion with Center Director, Dr. Chandra Ford, Dr. Ron McCurdy, Dr. Robin D.G. Kelley and Dr. Eric Avila.

October 11, 2018

June 14, 2018

Topic: Place, Race, & Racial Violence 

Gilmore, R. W. (2002). Fatal couplings of power and difference: Notes on racism and geographyThe Professional Geographer54(1), 15-24.

Dawson, M. C. (2016). Hidden in Plain Sight: A Note on Legitimation Crises and the Racial OrderCritical Historical Studies3(1), 143-161. 

Topic: Racism, Police violence, and (In)justice

This month, the Center will be collaborating with the Fielding School of Public Health Diversity Committee to host a discussion on racism, violence, and (in)justice based on Ta-Nehisi Coates' book Between the World and Me. 

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM Location: CHS 16-030

May 10, 2018

Topic: Racism, legal status, and health disparities 

Landale, N. S., Oropesa, R. S., & Noah, A. J. (2017). Experiencing discrimination in Los Angeles: Latinos at the intersection of legal status and socioeconomic statusSocial science research67, 34-48.

Asad, A. L., & Clair, M. (2017). Racialized legal status as a social determinant of healthSocial Science & Medicine.

April 12, 2018

March 8, 2018

Topic: Use of conventional statistical methods and big data to do research on racism and health

Chae, D. H., Clouston, S., Martz, C. D., Hatzenbuehler, M. L., Cooper, H. L., Turpin, R., ... & Kramer, M. R. (2017). Area racism and birth outcomes among Blacks in the United StatesSocial Science & Medicine.

Kaufman, J. S. (2017). Statistics, Adjusted Statistics, and Maladjusted StatisticsAmerican journal of law & medicine43(2-3), 193-208.

February 8, 2018

Topic: Measuring racism in neighborhood effects research

Riley, A. R. (2017). Neighborhood disadvantage, residential segregation, and beyond—Lessons for studying structural racism and healthJournal of racial and ethnic health disparities, 1-9.

Slater, T. (2013). Your life chances affect where you live: A critique of the ‘cottage industry’ of neighbourhood effects research. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research37(2), 367-387.

January 11, 2018

Topic: Structural competency, racism, and medicine

Metzl, J. M., & Roberts, D. E. (2014). Structural competency meets structural racism: race, politics, and the structure of medical knowledgeVirtual Mentor16(9), 674.

Metzl, J. M., & Hansen, H. (2014). Structural competency: Theorizing a new medical engagement with stigma and inequalitySocial Science & Medicine103, 126-133.

Braun, L. (2017). Theorizing Race and Racism: Preliminary Reflections on the Medical Curriculum. American journal of law & medicine43(2-3), 239-256.

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