Hudson’s research focuses on racial/ethnic health disparities and the role of social determinants of health, particularly how socioeconomic position and social context affect health and health disparities. He is currently investigating why data show that African Americans — despite bearing a disproportionate burden of physical health disparities and greater exposure to stress — have lower rates of depression compared to white Americans.
He has examined perceptions of depression and mental health care among African Americans and investigated comorbid depression and Type 2 diabetes in various settings.
We must consider this coronavirus crisis as a wake-up call to prioritize equity and challenge ourselves to consider how to better serve historically underserved communities, says a public health expert at Washington University in St. Louis.
The estimates of total cases and fatality rates are rapidly changing. There is no way to accurately account for how many people have the virus. Our best-case scenario during this pandemic is the prevention paradox.
As a society, we must ask ourselves whether we care about racial inequalities across social, economic and health outcomes. If we do care, we must ask ourselves what we are willing to do make our society more equitable.
A new study by Darrell Hudson of the Brown School delves into the discrimination felt by African American men in St. Louis, the stress it causes them and the coping methods they use to alleviate that stress.
The American health care system must do a better job of systematically detecting and treating mental health problems within outpatient primary care clinics, especially those that serve vulnerable populations, finds a study led by Darrell Hudson, assistant professor at the Brown School.