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Louisville Researcher Finds Systemic Racism Needs More Examination Related to Health

Although the discipline of public health has recently recognized racism as a social determinant of health, little research examines the issue related to systems and structures.

[Photo: Dr. Billie Castle]

Dr. Billie Castle, a post-doctoral associate in the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences Department of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, conducted a literature review on the terms racism and systemic racism and found 85 published articles on the topic. In a paper published in the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, Castle analyzes themes from the 85 articles and provides discussion on what is needed to move toward equitable solutions.

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