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      Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice & Health

Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice & Health

The Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice & Health is a multidisciplinary, collaborative research center housed in the Department of Community Health Sciences in the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). 

Mission

The Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice & Health is a multidisciplinary community of academic and non-academic affiliates working to address the root causes of racial health inequities. The center supports rigorous research, innovative teaching, and community engagement on the health implications of racial and other social inequalities. The center’s priorities include:

  1. Targeting racism as a public health issue
  2. Fostering an interdisciplinary intellectual home for researchers and scholars who use cutting edge, anti-racism approaches to study racism and health equity
  3. Working with communities to understand, document, and respond to social injustices affecting health
  4. Advancing the theory and methods used to conceptualize and measure racism effects empirically
  5. Leading the nation in the production of evidence explaining the links between racial inequalities, social justice and health equity

Projects and Programs

The center's projects and programs include:

Series

  • Monthly journal club
  • Speaker series
Edited Collections
  • Special issues of peer-reviewed journals
  • Edited book on the state of the science of racism and health
Seed Grant Program
 
Virtual Library
Center Contact: 

Porchia Toussaint
RacismHealthAdmin@ph.ucla.edu

Twitter: @RacialHealthEq