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COVID-19 Magnifies Racial Disparities in Health

IPR research shows how discrimination and racial bias in medicine have influenced racial disparities in COVID-19 and how faculty are working to understand it through antibody testing.

Racial Wealth Gap Growing for Families with Children

June 9, 2020
A study by IPR sociologist Christine Percheski finds that Black families with children had only one penny of wealth for every dollar White families had in 2016.

Food Insecurity Remains Elevated Across All 50 States

June 10, 2020
Food Distribution
The latest report from IPR Director and economist Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach and research analyst Abigail Pitts examines the recent spike in food insecurity.

Faculty Spotlight: Héctor Carrillo

June 24, 2020
Héctor Carrillo
Award-winning sociologist and IPR associate Héctor Carrillo is examining the “sociology of genealogy” and has worked to create a space to study human sexuality in a multidisciplinary fashion.

IPR Faculty Coronavirus Media Mentions and Research

June 24, 2020
Stay up-to-date with latest IPR faculty mentions in the news about COVID-19 and other IPR news related to the coronavirus.

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IPR Colloquia
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