Interview: Trinidad Jackson on Racism and Public Health

This week on Sustainability Now!, your host, Justin Mog, is thrilled to discuss racism as a public health crisis with Trinidad Jackson, PhD(c), MS, MPH. Trinidad is the new Assistant Dean for Culture & Liberation and a Faculty Instructor in Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences at the University of Louisville's School of Public Health & Information Sciences. In addition to discussing environmental racism and the ways in which things like pollution, toxicity, and the urban heat island effect disproportionately impact people of color, we also dive into some potential solutions such as the Healthy Hoops program for asthma management and the on-going revision of Louisville’s Land Development Code.

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Related Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications
1. Metzler, M., Jackson, T., & Trudeau, A. (2021). Youths and Violence: Changing the Narrative. American journal of public health, 111(S1), S35-S37.
2. Jones, Jr. G., Jackson, T., et al. (2021). Youth Voices in Violence Prevention. American journal of public health, 111(S1), S17-S19.
3. Nation, M., Jackson, T., et al. (2021). Social and Structural Determinants of Health and Youth Violence: Shifting the Paradigm of Youth Violence Prevention. American journal of public health, 111(S1), S28-S31.
4. Wendel, M., Jackson, T., et al. (2020). The structural violence of white supremacy: Addressing root causes to prevent youth violence. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing,
5. Muvuka, B., Jackson, T., et al. (2020). Health literacy in African American communities: Barriers and strategies. HLRP: Health Literacy Research and Practice, 4(3): e138-e143.
6. Wendel, M. L., Jackson, T., et al. (2019). Yet we live, strive, and succeed: Using photovoice to understand community members’ experiences of justice, safety, hope, and racial equity. Collaborations: A Journal of Community-based Research and Practice, 2(1): 9, 1-16.…596/coll.23/
7. Kerr, J. & Jackson, T. (2016). Stigma, sexual risks, and the war on drugs: Examining drug policy and HIV/AIDS inequities among African Americans using the drug war HIV/AIDS inequities model. International Journal of Drug Policy, 37, 31-41.

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Source: Interview: Trinidad Jackson: Racism and Public Health (Sustainability Now!, Forward Radio 106.5fm, Sept. 6, 2021)