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Health Disparities and Environmental Justice in the Bronx

by Danielle Pasquel The direct link between socioeconomic status and human health has been well established in the field of public health. Poor communities face an array of distinct economic and social challenges that have quantifiably adverse effects on overall … Continue reading

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Can racism explain the increased rates of maternal and infant mortality among African Americans?

by Kirsten Hartil This post is a modified version of a paper submitted for the Multiculture and Diversity Issues course of Einstein’s MPH Program.  Rates of perinatal and maternal mortality are higher in the U.S. than 16 other high-income countries including … Continue reading

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