Wingfield publishes editorial on persisting racial disparities in health care

The disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black and Latinx communities in the United States has demonstrated that racial disparities persist in health care.

In a recent editorial for ScienceAdia Harvey Wingfield, professor of sociology in Arts & Sciences, said racial disparities persist despite the safeguards scientists have put into place to keep their work bias-free because racial biases are also embedded in our institutions.

“The first step toward addressing these issues is to recognize that despite the pride scientists take in being analytical thinkers, these problems persist,” Wingfield said. Read the full editorial.

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