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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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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