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Community Health, Health Equity and Social Justice

The Yale School of Public Health is committed to addressing health disparities as well as health conditions that result from structural inequality, racism and stigma. Our research includes:

  • Understanding the underlying mechanisms and interplay between risk factors that drive health inequity
  • Effects of racism and stigma on health
  • Examining the intersection of race, gender, class, age, health and well-being, such as the role of affordable housing as a social determinant of health
  • Ways that neighborhoods shape health through social networks and geographic settings
  • Influence of social networks and financial capital on health
  • Social and structural interventions to improve health inequities
  • Developing evidence-based models to narrow health and health care inequalities, with a focus on racial and ethnic minority populations
  • Effects of public policy on access to care
  • Quality and efficiency in health care systems
  • Disparities in cancer outcomes