Race, racism and health: disparities, mechanisms, and interventions

  title={Race, racism and health: disparities, mechanisms, and interventions},
  author={Elizabeth N Brondolo and Linda C. Gallo and Hector F. Myers},
  journal={Journal of Behavioral Medicine},
The goals of this special section are to examine the state-of-the-science regarding race/ethnicity and racism as they contribute to health disparities and to articulate a research agenda to guide future research. In the first paper, Myers presents an integrative theoretical framework for understanding how racism, poverty, and other major stressors relate to health through inter-related psychosocial and bio-behavioral pathways. Williams and Mohammed review the evidence concerning associations… CONTINUE READING
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