Parasitic infections common in kids in low-resource US communities, study finds
Neglected by government officials and medical professionals, parasitic infections can lead to lifelong health consequences, according to Theresa Gildner, a biological anthropologist in Arts & Sciences.
‘Forum on Medicine, Race and Ethnicity in St. Louis, Past to Future’ Feb. 25
On Feb. 25, the Medical Humanities Program in Arts & Sciences will present the “Forum on Medicine, Race and Ethnicity in St. Louis, Past to Future.” The all-day gathering will feature dozens of speakers and panelists exploring how specific local histories impact the region’s diverse communities.
Commonly used police diversity training unlikely to change officers’ behavior, study finds
New research from Calvin Lai, in Arts & Sciences, suggests that the daylong implicit bias-oriented training programs now common in most U.S. police departments are unlikely to reduce racial inequity in policing.
Depression in college-educated Black Americans linked to discrimination
Racial discrimination was found to be a significant force behind higher levels of depression among college-educated Black Americans, finds a new study from the Brown School.
Research reveals how redlining grades influenced later life expectancy
Research by sociologist Michael Esposito in Arts & Sciences shows how the racialized logic that informed redlining continues to influence the distribution of privileges and risks across neighborhoods, resulting in stark health inequalities.
Jabbari to study social mobility, equity in programs
Jason Jabbari, of the university’s Social Policy Institute, received a $325,373 grant from the Smith Richardson Foundation to examine social mobility and equity in certificate and apprenticeship programs.
COVID-19 widened health disparities in employment, food
A deep dive by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine and the Brown School found gaping health disparities resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The study, which looked at St. Louis County residents, shows that Black women suffered disproportionately higher rates of employment loss and food insecurity.
HomeGrownSTL wins Social Justice Innovation Award
HomeGrown STL, a Brown School program aimed at improving community-level capacity to reduce inequality in Black adolescents’ healthy transition to adulthood, has won an inaugural Social Justice Innovation Award from financial firm Morgan Stanley and the nonprofit Centri Tech Foundation.
Tighter school security leads to lower test scores, study finds
As schools around the country have ramped up security efforts in response to recent school shootings, a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis suggests that increased surveillance is having a detrimental impact on academic performance.
Jackson water issues result of environmental racism
While water pressure has been restored in Jackson, Miss., the water is still not safe to drink and a boil order remains in effect. The ongoing issues are a result of years of neglect and of environmental racism, says Tara Rocque at the School of Law.