Talk by Gilbert Gee titled "Does racism make you sick?"

Nov 8th 12:15-1:30 pm: University Hall 1000
Moderator: Ronald Barrett, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Psychology

 

This presentation will review the empirical evidence linking racial bias and health. It will also discuss the theoretical reasons for these associations and directions for future work.

Dr. Gilbert Gee is a Professor in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. He earned his Ph.D. in Health Policy and Management from Johns Hopkins University. His research examines how racism and other forms of structural disadvantage contribute to health and health disparities. His research has been recognized with a Merit Award from the National Institutes of Health, and Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards from the Environmental Protection Agency. His current investigations include the development of new measures of discrimination and a longitudinal transnational study of migrants from the Philippines.