Hedy Lee - Washington Univ. in St. Louis

Understanding historical legacies of racial violence and its population health consequences

    Date:  02/11/2021 (Thu)

    Time:  3:30pm- 5:00pm

    Location:  This seminar will be held remotely via Zoom. (Please sign in to see the link.)

    Organizer:  Giovanna Merli

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    Meetings will be held via Zoom unless otherwise noted.

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   11:30am - Giovanna Merli

   12:00pm - Allison Stolte

   12:30pm - Don Taylor

    1:30pm - Christina Gibson-Davis

    2:00pm - Jennan Read

    2:30pm - Jennan Read

    3:00pm - Seminar Prep

    3:30pm - Seminar Presentation (3:30pm to 5:00pm)

    Additional Comments:  Research on the social determinants of health has begun to interrogate the role of multiple forms of structural racism in health. However, this research has largely failed to incorporate socio-historical features of structural racism. Meanwhile, a burgeoning body of research establishes the importance of historical racial violence, such as lynching and enslavement, in analyses of current social problems – including, but not limited to, police violence, homicide, crime policy, and political polarization. We extend this body of literature by exploring the association between historical racial violence (measured by lynching) and contemporary racial patterning of opioid related deaths. This examination serves to further interrogate our understanding of histories of racial violence against African Americans as a social determinant of health.