Social Disparities and Health
A pressing policy problem in the United States and other countries is the extraordinary pattern of inequality in the health of children and adults. These health disparities are widespread and not easily explained. Faculty in IPR’s Cells to Society (C2S): The Center on Social Disparities and Health are forging new paths to create better understanding of, and improvement in, human health and social outcomes. They recognize that such an effort requires complex modeling of the interplay between biological processes and environmental influences. To this end, they coalesce around the Center’s mission to:
- bring together the social, life, and biomedical sciences to understand the origins, consequences, and policy solutions for contemporary health inequalities in the United States; and
- examine how broad social, race/ethnic, and economic disparities "get under the skin" and affect human development and physical health.
A Message from Thomas McDade, Program Chair and C2S Director
Recently published articles and working papers in this program area include:
N. Meltem Daysal, Hui Ding, Maya Rossin-Slater, and Hannes Schwandt. 2021. Germs in the Family: The Long-Term Consequences of Intra-Household Endemic Respiratory Disease Spread (WP-21-53).
Nathan Baker, Gharad Bryan, Dean Karlan, Angela Ofori-Atta, and Christopher Udry. 2021. Mental Health Therapy as a Core Strategy for Increasing Human Capital: Evidence from Ghana (WP-21-47).
Hannes Schwandt, Janet Currie, Marlies Bär, James Banks, Paola Bertoli, Aline Bütikofer, Sarah Cattan, Beatrice Chao, et al.. 2021. Inequality in Mortality between Black and White Americans by Age, Place, and Cause, and in Comparison to Europe, 1990-2018 (WP-21-38).
Faculty come from the fields of anthropology, sociology, psychology, biomedical sciences, pediatrics, and preventive medicine, in addition to other social science and medical fields.
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