Methods Matter: Understanding and Measuring Race and Racism in Health Research

- | Jon M. Huntsman Hall, 8th Floor | 3730 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

Research is essential for understanding, quantifying, and eliminating disparities in health outcomes. While racism generates and maintains health inequities, there is less clarity and consensus about how racism can be measured and modeled in research, which holds profound implications for eliminating health disparities and improving population health. Join us as we convene national experts across multiple disciplines to critically assess the state of the field with the ultimate goal of moving the science on the links between race, racism, and health forward. 

In this one-day conference, we will 1) critically explore the current state of the field regarding known sources of structural and institutional racism and their links to health; 2) explore foundational theories to guide the study of race and racism in health and health care; 3) critically analyze current state-of-the-art research methods to measure, model, and interpret the links between racism and health; and 4) use case studies to apply these theories and methods to real-world scenarios.

Co-sponsored by Penn LDI; the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics; and CSERI