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RWJF Health & Society Scholar Jooyoung Lee advocates home-based mental health care for gunshot victims to recover from the lingering effects of their injuries.
On the RWJF Human Capital Blog
Americans’ life expectancy is increasing more quickly than official government forecasts, RWJF Health & Society Scholar Samir Soneji finds.
November 14, 2013 | Journal Article
This study suggests that vigilance may be a source of chronic stress contributing to higher prevalence of hypertension among Blacks.
June 1, 2013 | Journal Article
This study explores the relationship between racism-related vigilance and sleep difficulty among Black, Hispanic, and White adults.
December 1, 2012 | Journal Article
Blacks, and especially poor Black males, show increases in blood pressure with increases in blood lead levels.
February 1, 2012 | Journal Article
Disparities in life expectancy between Blacks and Whites vary significantly among states and for different reasons, suggesting policy-makers must consider disparity data and its implications carefully, according to this study of state-based information.
August 30, 2011 | Journal Article
This study examined the role education and genetic ancestry play in predicting blood pressure (BP) among African Americans, looking at both within-group relationships and between-group relationships. The study confirms the finding that genetic ancestry is not associated with BP.
July 1, 2011 | Journal Article
This article examines the relationship between race and treatment for acute myocardial infarction.
Excess Black Mortality in the United States and in Selected Black and White High-Poverty Areas, 1980¿2000
April 1, 2011 | Journal Article
This article examines national working-age mortality rates and working-age mortality rates in high-poverty rural and urban regions. This study provides insight into how mortality rates in poor regions have changed since 1980.
Masculinity, Medical Mistrust, and Preventive Health Services Delays Among Community-Dwelling African-American Men
December 1, 2010 | Journal Article
This study investigated whether feeling more masculine and mistrusting health care institutions caused African-American men to delay using preventive health services. The authors recruited participants from community barbershops and academic institutions.
October 1, 2010 | Journal Article
U.S. Blacks with colorectal cancer are increasingly more likely to die than their White peers diagnosed at similar stages of the disease, probably due to differences in care, according to this analysis of national data from the past four decades.
June 1, 2010 | Journal Article
African Americans had lower morbidity and mortality, but still suffered from racial barriers in medicine and public health, and poorer health status.