At the Intersection of Place, Race(ism), and Health

When Oct 10, 2019
from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where Cardiovascular Innovation Institute (302 E Muhammad Ali Blvd), Conference Room 132
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Contact Phone (502) 852-9093
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Image result for Dr. Sharrelle Barber from Drexel UniversityThe next guest speaker in the Envirome Institute Medicine Seminar Series is Dr. Sharrelle Barber from Drexel University. 

Dr. Barber will present "At the Intersection of Place, Race(ism), and Health: Residential Segregation and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in the United States and Brazil.”

Dr. Barber is currently an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the Urban Health Collaborative at the Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University. She is also a faculty affiliate of the UCLA Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice, & Health.

Her research focuses on the intersection of “place, race, and health” and examines the role of structural racism (i.e. concentrated economic disadvantage and residential segregation) in shaping health and racial/ethnic health inequalities among Blacks with a particular focus on the Southern United States and Brazil. To that end, she has conducted a series of empirical investigations in the Jackson Heart Study based in Jackson, Mississippi and the Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health, a multi-site cohort study based in six urban centers across Brazil.

Dr. Barber’s research employs multilevel analysis and spatial techniques and draws heavily from theories that take a socio-ecological approach to understanding health and health inequalities. Ultimately, Dr. Barber hopes her research will inform the development of multi-level, multi-sector policies that will address the underlying structural determinants of health through economic and social policy initiatives.

Dr. Barber holds a Doctor of Science degree in Social Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health, a Masters of Public Health degree in Health Behavior and Health Education from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Bennett College for Women.

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