While watching events unfold across the country over recent months, Professor Dawn Comstock was left feeling like she needed to do something tangible to address the ongoing systemic racial and ethic disparities. That’s when she decided to help establish a new scholarship fund to accelerate ColoradoSPH's efforts to increase the diversity and inclusive excellence of the school’s student body.
Patricia Valverde, a faculty member at ColoradoSPH’s Latino Research & Policy Center, weighs in on why Latinos in Colorado are more likely to die prematurely compared to white residents in a recent Denver Post article. Reasons include: working lower paying and more dangerous jobs, lacking health insurance, and having limited free-time.
A lack of research on transgender and nonbinary (TNB) health needs and narrow definitions of women's and men's health often result in TNB individuals facing gender-based discrimination or having difficulty obtaining health services.