Abstract: Sick and Tired (Because) of Racism: Socio-Psychobiological Pathways of Embodiment

Contemporary forms of racism contribute to persistent racial disparities in health. In this seminar, David H. Chae will describe social and psychobiological pathways of embodiment linking racism and health. He will discuss his research on racism at the area-level and disparities in Black-White mortality; his findings on racial discrimination and cardiovascular disease; and his studies integrating the role of internalized racism as a risk factor for aging at the cellular level. Collectively, this work provides further evidence for the ill health effects of racism.