31 min

Race & Health: Under the skin The Lancet Voice

    • Medicine

In this episode, Delan Devakumar and guests shed light on how the social construction of race and its operators take a physiological toll of chronic exposure to racism. They discuss maternal and child health, the concept of race and biology, and how constant microaggressions, systemic inequalities, and overt discrimination can lead to a sustained state of stress that goes far beyond mere emotional distress. There are also  recommendations for applying anti-racism in everyday life, and how we can strive for a future where everyone, regardless of their background, can live a healthy and fulfilling life.
Guests include Dr. Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha, the Julia A. Okoro Professor of Black Maternal Health in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Arline Geronimus, Professor of Health Behaviour and Health Education at the University of Michigan, and Dr. Jonathan Wells, Professor of Anthropology and Paediatric Nutrition at the Population, Policy & Practice Department at UCL.
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In this episode, Delan Devakumar and guests shed light on how the social construction of race and its operators take a physiological toll of chronic exposure to racism. They discuss maternal and child health, the concept of race and biology, and how constant microaggressions, systemic inequalities, and overt discrimination can lead to a sustained state of stress that goes far beyond mere emotional distress. There are also  recommendations for applying anti-racism in everyday life, and how we can strive for a future where everyone, regardless of their background, can live a healthy and fulfilling life.
Guests include Dr. Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha, the Julia A. Okoro Professor of Black Maternal Health in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Arline Geronimus, Professor of Health Behaviour and Health Education at the University of Michigan, and Dr. Jonathan Wells, Professor of Anthropology and Paediatric Nutrition at the Population, Policy & Practice Department at UCL.
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31 min