Brenda Trejo

Migrant farmworkers health

Health research and its problem with the “R” word

If the public health community is going to address injustice it must first fully acknowledge racism. As a proud Xicana entering the field, I invite my peers to be a part of the change.

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted U.S. health inequities—and the field of public health, which includes the branches of epidemiology and environmental health, has long been complicit in sustaining these inequities.

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Farmworkers health

La investigación en materias de salud y su problema con la palabra "R"

La pandemia del COVID-19 ha puesto de relieve las inequidades del sistema de salud de los EE. UU-y el campo de la salud pública, que incluye las ramas de la epidemiología y la salud ambiental, ha sido durante mucho tiempo cómplice de mantener estas desigualdades.

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Amid inadequate testing and a lack of regulation, we’re all eating “forever chemicals.”