Structural Racism More Deadly than COVID

Recent research by MPC Faculty Member Elizabeth Wrigley-Field demonstrates that “US racial inequality may be as deadly as COVID-19.” In an article published in the September 8 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Wrigley-Field uses historical data to estimate that, for white mortality in 2020 to rise to the best mortality ever recorded among Blacks, the COVID pandemic would need to produce 400,000 excess white deaths.

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2018 Outstanding Unit Award For Equity And Diversity Recipient

In November, the ISRDI was named the recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Unit Award for Equity and Diversity. The award is given by the Office for Equity and Diversity to honor exemplary campuses, colleges, departments, or units that demonstrate leadership in equity and diversity work.

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Picture of Alicia Kunin-BatsonAlicia Kunin-Batson

As a licensed clinical neuropsychologist, Dr. Kunin-Batson has extensive experience in the assessment of neurocognitive and emotional functioning across the lifespan. Her research interests include the role of environmental stressors on children’s health and health behavior, as well as the identification of multi-level factors (e.g., individual, family, society) which buffer or exacerbate these risks.

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