My research primarily focuses on how social inequality reproduces health disparities. More specifically, I study how disenfranchisement as a form of structural racism is connected to racial health inequities, especially examining infant outcomes. I have also conducted research examining the influence of the immigration process on health.
Anna Hing is a post-doctoral associate at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Health Policy and Management and at the Center for Antiracism Research for Health Equity. There, she is working with Dr. Rachel Hardeman on projects related to the operationalization and measurement of structural racism. Prior to this, Dr. Hing completed her doctorate at the University of California, Los Angeles in Public Health. Her dissertation sought to understand how voter suppression policies as a form of structural racism may contribute to racial disparities in infant outcomes and life expectancy. In congruence with this work, she has proposed a framework through which voter suppression may act as a determinant of health. Her research has also investigated the impact of discrimination on health, from examining experiences of vigilance to the increase in racialized, discriminatory language during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lastly, Dr. Hing has studied health and immigration; specifically exploring how the visa process in the United States stratifies health for Filipino migrant. She will continue to pursue research that elucidates the mechanisms linking voter suppression and health.