Place, Race and Health – Sharrelle Barber

“I use my scholarship to make the invisible, visible” Sharrelle Barber

The beginning of this week we will focus on 3 researchers in the field of systemic racism and health, featured in this podcast from The Lancet.

”Lancet Voices:Black History Month in the USA special
A special episode celebrating Black History Month in the USA speaks with epidemiologist Sharrelle Barber, public health expert Kimberly Jacob Arriola, and emergency doctor Janice Blanchard about the intersection of race and health in the USA across the past, present, and future.”

The first researcher is Sharrelle Barber, ScD, MPH, a Drexel Professor described in her staff bio as “a social epidemiologist whose research focuses on the intersection of place, race, and health.”

Prof Barber recently took part in an MIT conference AI for Healthcare Equity Conference April 12th, 2021

“The potential of AI to bring equity in healthcare has spurred significant research efforts across academia, industry and government. Racial, gender and socio-economic disparities have traditionally afflicted healthcare systems in ways that are difficult to detect and quantify. New AI technologies, however, provide a platform for change. By bringing together thought leaders in these fields, we will assess the current state-of-the-art work in this space, identify key areas of impact, and present machine learning techniques that support fairness, personalization and inclusiveness. We will also discuss the regulatory and policy implications of such innovations. “

Just yesterday, The Anti-racist Community Education youtube channel posted an excellent presentation from Prof Barber.

Racism in the Time of Covid-19
Anti-racist Community Education channel

‘The intersection of race, place and health’
Interlocking systems of oppression