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Sharrelle Barber: At the Intersection of Place, Race, and Health

February 19, 2021

The research of Sharrelle Barber, ScD, MPH, assistant professor in Dornsife's department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, was profiled in this month's issue of The Lancet.

“My work was informed by the concept of embodiment outlined by Professor Nancy Krieger—a concept that explains how we literally incorporate biologically the social, economic, and political world in which we live, which includes manifestations of structural racism. How our bodies respond to all these exposures that take place in neighbourhood environments, such as the lack of affordable healthy foods and over time chronically show up as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or other risk factors. It is not just about people's behaviours”, she says.

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Barber was quoted in an episode of The Lancet's podcast, "The Lancet Voice," about the intersection of race and health in the United States across the past, present, and future.

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