Race, Racism, and Health

This course explores racial health inequalities in the United States. Despite improvements in overall U.S. health, significant racial health disparities remain. The course focuses on the following five areas: (1) contemporary theories of race and racism, (2) understanding the sources of racial health inequalities, (3) assessing how racism impacts various dimensions of health (4) racial inequalities over the life course, and (5) protective mechanisms and potential policy solutions to address racial health inequalities.