Anti-Racist Research: How Do We Capture Race/Ethnic Phenomenon in Health Research?
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 | 12:30-2:00 PM EDT
This REC and CFHA "Just Medicine Team" sponsored webinar will offer a conceptual overview and critique of the use of race in healthcare research. Dr. Ali Sewell, Associate Professor of Sociology at Emory University, has extensive experience at the intersection of healthcare and research on race. They have taught courses on Quantifying Race and Ethnicity, Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, Racial & Ethnic Relations, and Theories of Race and Racism. Dr. Sewell is also a co-founder of the Race and Policing Project. If you are interested in a deeper understanding of how race is used in research and its limitations, you will not be disappointed.
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Alyasah “Ali” Sewell (they/them/their) is Associate Professor of Sociology at Emory University and Founder and Director of The Race and Policing Project. Advancing quantitative approaches to racism studies, they assess empirical links between the political economy of race and racial health(care) disparities using policing and housing policy data. Published in a wide array of sociological and interdisciplinary outlets, their research garnered support and recognition from the National Institutes of Health, the Ford Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Society for the Study of Social Problems, the Baden-Württemberg Foundation, and the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research. Planned Parenthood named them, “The Future: Innovator and Visionary Who Will Transform Black Communities”. They received their Ph.D. and M.A. in Sociology from Indiana University with a minor in Social Science Research Methods and their B.A. summa cum laude in Sociology from the University of Florida with a minor in Women’s Studies.
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