Category Archives: Ethnicity

keeping the US “lily-white” is no lilliputian task

Reading the lastest offering by the Economist I can’t help but notice the fear-mongering discourse carefully weaved into the pithy writing.  A White America has apparently been taken over by a “much browner” cohort.  This article is steeped in lingustic … Continue reading

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In/visible Race

“What does this tell you?” is the question posed by one multi-racial/ethnic student in the recent New York Times article, when confronted with surveys attempting to gauge her race. This is an important question that perhaps go neglected when we … Continue reading

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multiculturalism according to David Cameron

David Cameron has been making some incendiary comments on multiculturalism.  Cameron defines “state multiculturalism” as “the idea that we should respect different cultures within Britain to the point of allowing them – indeed encouraging them – to live separate lives, … Continue reading

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Conference Alert: Ethnicity and Health Dissemination Conference

We are holding our dissemination conference on Wed. 2nd February 2011 in Edinburgh, UK .  It’s going to be very exciting as we’ll be presenting some of the preliminary findings from our 2 year study on how to modify health … Continue reading

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New CDC Report on Health Disparities and Inequalities in the US

The CDC has just released a report on Health Disparities and Inequalities in the US for a wide range of health problems.   For a brief summary of some of the findings, which highlight that health outcomes are very much influenced … Continue reading

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Web Resource – DiversityRx

Apologies for the lack of posts recently.  I was stranded at Heathrow airport for 4 days because of the snow in Edinburgh and most of Scotland.  Back in Edinburgh now. A quick link to a great resource for those in … Continue reading

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Ethnicity and Health Conference Alert

The 2011 RACIAL AND ETHNIC APPROACHES TO COMMUNITY HEALTH CONFERENCE is right up my alley.   The conference is being hosted by REACH U.S. -California & Beyond Planning Committee.  If you don’t know about REACH, it’s an initiative set up by … Continue reading

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Reading list update

I have been a bit busy lately with applications but I wanted to quickly update the reference list: Ethnicity, Culture and Health Afshari R, Bhopal RS. 2010.  Ethnicity has overtaken race in medical science: MEDLINE-based comparison of trends in the … Continue reading

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a genetic link to smoking addiction and cessation

As an alumni of the University of Toronto, I am often sent their newsletters updating me on the latest research offerings.  This month they report on a new study led by Professor Rachel Tyndale at U of T, which looks … Continue reading

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“recruitmentology”

One of the most thought provoking papers I’ve read in a while is one by Steven Epstein (2008), which explores how policies which mandate inclusion, for example the National Institute for Health guidelines for the inclusion of women and minorities, … Continue reading

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