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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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Reading about sendentary lifestyles and its harms at my desk makes me feel bad

A little fear mongering never hurt anyone, which explains why the NY Times published this article yesterday on the hazards of a sedentary lifestyle.  It was the cat picture that really inspired me to probe further (cat picture reproduced for … 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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Increasing “racial” diversity in clinical trials

I’m currently writing a paper with my colleague on how to increase the racial diversity in clinical trials.  From the title itself, you can tell there’s a tension in terminology.  Writing from a UK institution for a USA-based journal challenges … Continue reading

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The first post

An introduction. My name is Jing Jing, I’ve been living in Edinburgh, Scotland for the past year and a half working at the University of Edinburgh as a researcher. The project is a large-scale, multi-method study looking at how to … Continue reading

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