4268.0 Epidemiology of social justice and health disparities

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
This session will include presentations relating to the theme of this year’s annual meeting (social justice) and health disparities. Three presentations will expound upon residential segregation: one will focus on hypertension; one will discuss the concept of structural racism; and the last will cover a multilevel analysis of health disparities. Perceptions of racial discrimination, mental health and health care utilization and rural air pollutants and children's health will be the topics of other presentations.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, the learner (participant) will be able to: 1) Identify associations between perceptions of racial discrimination and health care utilization; 2) Discuss the concept of structural racism in terms of city level policies that might affect neighborhood contexts; and 3) Describe a unique cell-based multilevel analysis method useful in examination of mortality rates and other indicators of population health.
Xiaoxing He, MD, MPH

Enhancing the positive impacts of epidemiologic research: Rural air pollutants and children's health
Virginia Thompson Guidry, MPH, Steve Wing, PhD, Devon Hall and Dothula Baron-Hall, MA
Introductory Remarks
Racial residential segregation and Black-White hypertension disparities
Kiarri N. Kershaw, MPH, Ana V. Diez Roux, MD, PhD, Sarah A. Burgard, PhD, Lynda Lisabeth, PhD, Mahasin S. Mujahid, MS, PhD and Amy J. Schulz, PhD MPH
Multilevel Exploration of Health Disparity and Segregation
Richard Scribner, MD, MPH, Katherine Theall, PhD and Karen Mason, PhD
Perceptions of Racial Discrimination, Mental Health, Health Care Utilization and Health Outcomes in Mississippi: Is there a Pathway?
Olugbemiga Tanilepada Ekundayo, MD, MPH, DrPH, Lovetta Brown, MD, MPH and Vincent Mendy, MPH

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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Latino Caucus, Socialist Caucus, Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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