Category Archives: Readings

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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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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readings list updated

I’ve updated the readings list.  The “Methodology” and “Realist review” sections may be of interest to some of you looking to expand your knowledge beyond traditional research methods.  At the end of this month I hope to start a section … Continue reading

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ethnicity and health resources

My first foray into the world of race and ethnicity was through this website called racialicious.  They report on issues of race and ethnicity from a pop culture perspective and provide interesting exposés on topics such as magazines lightening the … Continue reading

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The impact of ethnicity on asthma care

Ethnic considerations in asthma diagnosis and care are quite complex.  We are still unclear as to the relative contribution of environment and genes leading to episodes of asthma or wheeze; however, we do know that ethnic minority groups experience disproportionate … Continue reading

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Readings page

I’ve added a new Readings page to my blog.  I want this to be a living document, incorporating relevant readings from my work on the topics of ethnicity, identity, health and society.  Please comment, critique and contribute. Thanks.

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