U of M to study multilevel structural racism on whole person health across the lifecourse
The University of Minnesota and the University of Georgia have launched a prospective study to understand how structural racism experienced at the individual, neighborhood, institutional and societal/policy levels affect whole person health. This includes mental, physical, behavioral and social health.
The study is built on a prospective longitudinal cohort study of 631 racially and ethnically diverse families (i.e., African American/Black, Hispanic, Native American, Immigrant/Refugee and white) that spans the lifecourse, from childhood to adulthood/parenthood in Minneapolis and St. Paul. In Georgia, 300 more families from rural settings will be enrolled to better understand experiences of structural racism in urban and rural settings with diverse families.
MPC Population Scholar and MPC Affiliate Member
Marisol Becerra is an environmental sociologist focused on the intersection of environmental health, race, and poverty. She is an incoming Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Administration in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Her research uses an environmental justice theoretical framework to understand the impact of brownfield redevelopment in U.S. urban neighborhoods. Currently, she is exploring the relationship between brownfield redevelopment and health outcomes in affected neighborhoods. Ultimately, her goal is to create public scholarship that advances public policy towards environmental and health equity.
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The authors gratefully acknowledge support from the Minnesota Population Center (P2C HD041023) funded through a grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)