Race and Ethnicity in Public Health Research : Models to Explain Health Disparities

@inproceedings{Dressler2010RaceAE,
  title={Race and Ethnicity in Public Health Research : Models to Explain Health Disparities},
  author={William W. Dressler and Kathryn S. Oths and Clarence C. Gravlee},
  year={2010}
}
The description and explanation of racial and ethnic health disparities are major initiatives of the public health research establishment. Black Americans suffer on nearly every measure of health in relation to white Americans. Five theoretical models have been proposed to explain these disparities: a racial-genetic model, a health-behavior model, a socioeconomic status model, a psychosocial stress model, and a structural-constructivist model. We selectively review literature on health… CONTINUE READING

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