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WashU: Hudson Awarded RSF-Gates Foundation Pipeline Grant

Dr. Darrell Hudson, associate professor in the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, and Dr. Tina Sacks, assistant professor in the School of Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley, have been awarded a RSF-Gates Foundation pipeline grant for “Gold Does Not Always Glitter,” a project to investigate the persistence of racial health disparities among upwardly mobile African Americans and whites.

Research has shown that black-white health disparities persist even among upwardly mobile African Americans. In the one-year, $47,900 project, Drs. Hudson and Sacks will investigate reasons for this persistence and whether navigating predominately white spaces mitigates the health benefits of upward socioeconomic mobility.

Through the pipeline grants, the Russell Sage Foundation, in partnership with the Economic Mobility and Opportunity program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, supports innovative research on economic mobility and access to opportunity in the United States. The awards direct research funding to early and mid-career scholars who are underrepresented in the social sciences

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