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BIOS Seminar Series: Kiarri N Kershaw, PhD

| 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Krithika Suresh

Zoom Meeting ID: 997 6555 9213
Passcode: 862612

Speaker: Kiarri N Kershaw, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor of Preventative Medicine (Epidemiology), Northwestern University
Title: Understanding and addressing the contributions of racial residential segregation to cardiovascular disease risk

Racial residential segregation is a process through which people are sorted based on race into different neighborhoods and their accompanying resources and opportunities. It has been called a fundamental or root cause of racial health disparities in the U.S. because it is a stronger driver of socioeconomic status and access to health-promoting or health-harming resources. I will present work I have done using secondary cross-sectional and cohort study data to examine associations of racial residential segregation with cardiovascular disease risk factors and outcomes in non-Hispanic Black adults living in the U.S. I will also present more recent work that seeks to use various modeling approaches to estimate the impact of addressing racial residential segregation on CVD risk in Black adults.

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