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Caitlin Rivers

Caitlin Rivers gives an overview on the causes and consequences of Covid-19 while highlighting the state of the science.

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Police Contact and Wellbeing

If we do not radically rethink policing, every interaction with the police may continue to have drastic effects on a person’s health.

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Labor Unions and Our Health

If unions indeed protect against deaths of despair across diverse communities, understanding how they do so remains an important question.

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The Weight of Freight

Diesel engines are harmful because they release particulate matter and nitrogen oxides into the atmosphere as they combust.

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Race and Algorithms

Health algorithms measure risk with data established in conditions of inequity, and as a result, they reproduce racial disparities.

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Disparity, Depression, Disease

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, unemployment rates in the US have jumped to levels not seen since the Great Depression.

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Scoring Stress for Asthmatics

While the racial disparities associated with asthma rates have been well-documented, specific ways adolescence changes asthma management are less studied.

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Housing for Child Health

In Chicago, chronic eviction and housing instability meant increased odds of an underweight baby or of an infant’s death.

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Who Gets to Sleep?

Poor sleep is not equally distributed. What does it mean for the public’s health if racism is one of the reasons why some people sleep less?

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Restoring LGBTQ Health

By the end of 2015, nearly 60% of LGBTQ people reported at least 14 poor health days after the passage of a Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana.

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