IOE - Faculty of Education and Society


VIRTUAL EVENT: Structural racism and health stratification in the US

18 November 2020, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

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In this webinar, Tyson Brown examines the links between structural racism and health outcomes in the United States.

This event is free.

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Dingeman Wiertz

Despite the centrality of structural explanations for understanding racialised inequality, less than one percent of all studies on the link between race and health have focused on structural racism. 

There has often been a disconnect between the conceptualisation of structural racism in the race theory literature and the measurement strategies used in population health research. 

In this talk Tyson Brown will:

  • synthesise the literature on structural racism and population health to refine a theoretical framework for understanding the links between them
  • measure state-level structural racism in the United States across multiple domains, including political participation, education, economics, housing, and the judicial system
  • quantify the effects of structural racism on multiple health outcomes among Black and White middle-aged and older people. 

QSS seminar series

In this weekly Quantitative Social Science (QSS) seminar series, speakers present research that falls under the broad umbrella of quantitative social science.


About the Speaker

Tyson Brown

Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center on Health & Society at Duke University

Tyson's research focuses on on ethno-racial inequalities in health and wealth.

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