How Racism Gets Under the Skin – Kimberly Jacob Arriola

In this post, we will feature the second speaker from the Lancet Podcast referenced in yesterday’s post, Kimberly Jacob Arriola.

(”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.”

Kimberly Jacob Arriola, PhD, MPH

‘Dr. Arriola is a Professor in the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education. All of her work focuses on improving the health of marginalized populations and communities of color.’

Dr Arriola spoke with the Emory Law School podcast, Emory Law Presents: Conversations About Racism in the 21st Century, Part 2, described as:

‘Thursday, October 1, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Behavioral, Social, and Health Education Sciences Kimberly Jacob Arriola discussed racial disparities in healthcare. After graduating from Spelman College in 1994, Arriola earned an MA in 1996 and PhD in 1998 from Northeastern University, both in Social Psychology. She earned an MPH in Epidemiology in 2001 from RSPH. For the past 20 years, her work has focused on social and behavioral factors that impact the health of African Americans. More specifically, she has examined and intervened on social factors that drive racial disparities in access to renal transplantation. She has also helped evaluate interventions that seek to reduce racial inequities in HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other chronic diseases. Aside from being a faculty member, she serves as the Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the Rollins School of Public Health.’

In this video Dr Arriola discusses research on racism and health and also makes suggestions about what role we can each play in improving health outcomes for all.