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Time-Based Associations Between COVID-19 Cases and Community-Level Risk Factors in Massachusetts
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities | December 22, 2021

Sex Disparities in COVID-19 Mortality Vary Across US Racial Groups
Journal of General Internal Medicine (2021)

COVID-19: 'Disparities in vaccine coverage highlight ongoing inequities'
Medical News Today | September 23, 2021

COVID-19 Mortality At The Neighborhood Level: Racial And Ethnic Inequalities Deepened In Minnesota In 2020
Health Affairs | September 15, 2021

Why Not Just Tell Everyone to Wear Masks?
The C.D.C.’s advice about masking up again was not easy to parse. Some experts think simpler would have been better.
The New York Times | August 12, 2021

Doctors, Race, and COVID-19
Messages from doctors change behaviors across racial lines
HMS News | August 11, 2021

Guidance for Vaccinating Older Adults and People with Disabilities: Ensuring Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Access
CDC Health Equity Matters Newsletter | August 2021

US Health Care Relies on Filipinxs While Ignoring Their Health Needs
Disguised Disparities and the COVID-19 Pandemic
JAMA | July 23, 2021

Estimated Mortality Increases During The COVID-19 Pandemic By Socioeconomic Status, Race, And Ethnicity
Health Affairs | July 21, 2021

Black and Latinx Community Perspectives on COVID-19 Mitigation Behaviors, Testing, and Vaccines
JAMA | July 15, 2021

How COVID taught America about inequity in education
The Harvard Gazette | July 9, 2021

Black Americans Lagging Behind Other Races for COVID-19 Vaccination as the More Infectious Delta Variant Spreads Across US
DIversityInc | July 7, 2021

Asian Americans who experienced COVID-related racism report increased levels of anxiety, depression, and PTSD
The Boston Globe | June 6, 2021

How Medical Jargon Can Make COVID Health Disparities Even Worse
NPR | May 24, 2021

Racial/Ethnic Disparities In COVID-19 Exposure Risk, Testing, And Cases At The Subcounty Level In California
Health Affairs | May 12, 2021

With COVID spread, ‘racism — not race — is the risk factor’
The Harvard Gazette | April 22, 2021

Trends in Racial and Ethnic Disparities in COVID-19 Hospitalizations, by Region — United States, March–December 2020
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) | April 12, 2021

Emergency Department Visits for COVID-19 by Race and Ethnicity — 13 States, October–December 2020
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) | April 12, 2021

COVID-19 Incidence and Mortality Among American Indian/Alaska Native and White Persons — Montana, March 13–November 30, 2020
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report | April 9, 2021

The intersection of Black women, COVID, and death rates
The Boston Globe | April 5, 2021

Shifting Power, Creating Demand and Requiring Accountability: Achieving Vaccine Equity in the US
by Bisola O. Ojikutu, MD, MPH | Harvard Health Policy Review | April 2, 2021

No Populations Left Behind: Vaccine Hesitancy and Equitable Diffusion of Effective COVID-19 Vaccines
NIMHD | March 29, 2021

Boston neighborhoods hit hardest by the coronavirus also have the lowest vaccination rates
The Boston Globe | March 2, 2021

Attitudes Towards COVID-19 Vaccination Among Black Women And Men
KFF | February 19, 2021

To end HIV epidemic, we must address health disparities
NIH | February 19, 2021

Racial Disparities In Excess All-Cause Mortality During The Early COVID-19 Pandemic Varied Substantially Across States
Health Affairs | February 2021

Health officials, local politicians shed light on vaccine rollout inequities | February 17, 2021

Equity Metrics: Toward A More Effective And Inclusive Pandemic Response
Health Affairs | February 3, 2021

Historically, crises have lasted longest in Black communities. Bostonians worry that COVID-19 will be no different.
Boston Globe | January 30, 2021

With Latinos Dying At Higher Rates From COVID, Brigham And Women’s Hospital Intervenes
WBUR | January 29, 2021

In Suffolk County, Black and Latino residents face stark disparities in vaccine access
Boston Globe | January 23, 2021

Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Related to COVID-19
JAMA | January 22, 2021

The Forgotten Ones - Treatment of immigrants detained during pandemic explored
HMS News | January 12, 2021

Jails and prisons were hit hard by Covid-19 and experts say they need to be prioritized for the vaccines
CNN | January 11, 2021

Who is Worth Saving? Medical Inequities in Disabled Communities
Womens Enews | January 11, 2021

Native Americans Reliant on Hospital Feel Abandoned by U.S. During Pandemic
The New York Times | January 3, 2021

My Family in Zimbabwe Will Be Among the Last in the World to Receive the Vaccine
Slate | December 29, 2020

For some, COVID tests are free and fast. Others stand in line, pay $160, and wait days for results
Boston Globe | December 8, 2020

Inequality in the Time of Corona Virus
Journal of Management Studies | November 25, 2020

Ensuring Equitable Access To COVID-19 Vaccines In The US: Current System Challenges And Opportunities
Health Affairs | November 19, 2020

The Power of Trust and Truth, a message from CEAL leaders to communities hardest hit by COVID-19
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Bulletin | November 18, 2020

COVID’s triple whammy for Black students
The Harvard Gazette | October 28, 2020

Excess Deaths From COVID-19, Community Bereavement, and Restorative Justice for Communities of Color
JAMA Network | October 12, 2020

Mental Health Disorders Related to COVID-19–Related Deaths
JAMA Network | October 12, 2020

Poll: 24% of households in rural America report being unable to get medical care for serious problems during the coronavirus outbreak, with 56% reporting harmful health consequences as a result
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health | October 7, 2020

Pandemic Highlights Deep-Rooted Problems in Indian Health Service
The New York Times | September 29, 2020

Death in Mass., by the numbers
The Boston Globe | September 27, 2020

To combat hunger, neighbors are stocking community fridges on Boston’s streets
The Boston Globe | September 25, 2020

As Pandemic Deaths Add Up, Racial Disparities Persist — And In Some Cases Worsen
NPR | September 23, 2020

Unequal Destroyer: COVID-19 health disparities and the search for solutions
HMS News | September 23, 2020

Not trusting the FDA, Black doctors’ group creates panel to vet Covid-19 vaccines
STAT | September 21, 2020

Black Americans, suffering disproportionately from COVID-19, face a mounting mental health crisis
The Boston Globe | September 7, 2020

In Vaccine Trial, Researchers Struggle To Ensure Diversity Of Study Subjects
WGBH News | September 7, 2020

Immigration status, housing, and food-service work explain Covid-19’s burden on Latinos
STAT | August 27, 2020

New study confirms staggering racial disparities in COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts
The Boston Globe | August 27, 2020

African American Stroke Patients With Covid-19 Had Worse Outcomes Post-Treatment
Forbes | August 22, 2020

COVID-19 Among American Indian and Alaska Native Persons — 23 States, January 31–July 3, 2020
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report | August 19, 2020

'Why should we trust you?' Black Americans, hardest hit by COVID-19, are the most skeptical of potential vaccines
The Boston Globe | August 18, 2020

Assessment of COVID-19 Hospitalizations by Race/Ethnicity in 12 States
JAMA | August 17, 2020

Racial and Ethnic Disparities Among COVID-19 Cases in Workplace Outbreaks by Industry Sector — Utah, March 6–June 5, 2020
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report | August 17, 2020

Residential segregation plays a role in coronavirus disparities, study finds
The Washington Post | August 17, 2020

On Native American Land, Contact Tracing is Saving Lives
The New York Times | August 13, 2020

Researchers Strive to Recruit Hard-Hit Minorities Into COVID-19 Vaccine Trials
JAMA | August 13, 2020

COVID-19’s Impact on Women of Color: August Update
Women's eNews | August 12, 2020

What Is Liberty? Addressing Undeserved Suffering in Health Care
Shantel Hébert-Magee, M.D., M.P.H. (Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Policy at Harvard University Fellow '19)
New England Journal of Medicine | August 7, 2020

Health Care Workers of Color Nearly Twice as Likely as Whites to Get COVID-19
Kaiser Health News | August 6, 2020

When Storms Collide: Evictions, COVID-19, And Health Equity
Health Affairs | August 4, 2020

Addressing Barriers To Care For Patients With Limited English Proficiency During The COVID-19 Pandemic
Health Affairs | July 29, 2020

A covid-19 vaccine can ensure better outcomes for communities of color. Let’s work to earn their trust.
The Washington Post | July 26, 2020

Want A COVID-19 Test? It’s Much Easier To Get In Wealthier, Whiter Neighborhoods
FiveThirtyEight | July 22, 2020

COVID-19 And Racial/Ethnic Disparities In Health Risk, Employment, And Household Composition
Health Affairs | July 14, 2020

'A slap in the face': how racial bias dogs US coronavirus response at every level
The Guardian, July 14, 2020

The Fullest Look Yet at the Racial Inequity of Coronavirus
The New York Times | July 5, 2020

COVID-19 and the Most Vulnerable
HMS News | July 1, 2020

Taking a Closer Look at COVID-19, Health Inequities, and Racism
JAMA Network | June 29, 2020

Covid-19 vaccine research must involve Black and Latinx participants. Here are 4 ways to make that happen
STAT | June 26, 2020

Many Latinos Couldn’t Stay Home. Now Virus Cases Are Soaring in Their Communities.
The New York Times | June 26, 2020

Showing up to my job as a doctor is not enough to help people suffering from injustice
Boston Globe | June 25, 2020

Black Medicare Patients With COVID-19 Nearly 4 Times As Likely To End Up In Hospital
NPR | June 22, 2020

To understand who’s dying of Covid-19, look to social factors like race more than preexisting diseases
STAT | June 15, 2020

‘I Am Tired’: What Black Doctors Need You To Know Right Now
Forbes | June 12, 2020

The Moral Determinants of Health
JAMA | June 12, 2020

Reducing Stigma
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) | June 11, 2020

Public Health Association Applauds Signing of “An Act Addressing COVID-19 Data Collection and Disparities in Treatment”
Massachusetts Public Health Association Press Release | June 8 2020

COVID-19 Has Devastated The Black Community. Here’s Why And What Needs To Change
The Huffington post | June 8, 2020

Student Perspectives: Five HMS students consider how the 2020 pandemic has changed their lives but not their commitment to medicine and biomedical research
Harvard Medicine | Spring 2020

Racism, coronavirus, and African Americans
The Harvard Gazette | June 5, 2020

Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Need for a Structurally Competent Health Care System
JAMA | June 4, 2020

Why Racial Justice Matters in COVID-19 Responses
Forbes | May 26, 2020

To Stem The Spread of COVID-19, Address The Challenges Of Crowded Housing
Health Affairs | May 26, 2020

One in five Boston public school children may be virtual dropouts
Boston Globe | May 23, 2020

The Striking Racial Divide in How Covid-19 Has Hit Nursing Homes
The New York Times | May 21, 2020

Disparities In Outcomes Among COVID-19 Patients In A Large Health Care System In California
Health Affairs | May 21, 2020

Why is my community suffering more from COVID-19?
AAMC | May 20, 2020

How Will Dentistry Respond to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic?
JAMA Health Forum | May 19, 2020

Medicaid Providers At The End Of The Line For Federal COVID Funding
Kaiser Health News | May 18, 2020

COVID-19 Health Inequities Task Force Created
City of Boston | May 17, 2020

Context is Crucial in Discussion of COVID Disparities
Columbia Mailman School of Public Health | May 15, 2020

‘Worth their weight in gold’: Boston hospital breaking communication barrier with transparent masks
Channel 7 Boston News | May 14, 2020

Five Questions with David Sanchez - Visiting Research Internship Program (VRIP) alum discusses his summer at Harvard Medical School and shares his experience working with COVID-19 patients.
Harvard Catalyst News | May 14, 2020

The Disproportionate Impact of Covid-19 on Black Health Care Workers in the U.S.
Harvard Business Review | May 14, 2020

Why COVID-19 is decimating some Native American communities
AMA | May 13, 2020

Wearing a face mask helps protect me against Covid-19, but not against racism
STAT | May 13, 2020

Analysis: MA communities already facing challenges hit hardest by COVID-19
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health News | May 11, 2020

Volunteers juice COVID testing at Beth Israel
The Harvard Gazette | May 11,2020

COVID-19 and Health Equity—A New Kind of “Herd Immunity”
David R. Williams, PhD, MPH; Lisa A. Cooper, MD, MPH 
JAMA | May 11, 2020

Harvard Medical School student creates COVID-19 resources in over 30 languages
Boston Globe | May 10, 2020

Doctor calls for loosening restrictions on blood donations from gay men to help fight coronavirus
WHDH Channel 7 News Boston | May 9, 2020

Sexual Health in the SARS-CoV-2 Era, Annals of Internal Medicine
ACP Journals | May 8, 2020

Racial Health Disparities and Covid-19 — Caution and Context
The New England Journal of Medicine | May 6, 2020

Equity in the Time of Coronavirus: Efforts to reduce health care disparities intensify during COVID-19 pandemic, in Boston and beyond
HMS News | May 5, 2020

Vulnerability Amplified:  The Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on LGBTQIA People
OutRight Action International | May 2020

COVID-19 and the LGBTQ+ community: Rising to unique challenges
April 30, 2020

Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Residents of a Large Homeless Shelter in Boston
JAMA Network | April 27, 2020

'This disease is just crushing communities of color': Emergency room doctors on how COVID-19 is laying bare inequities in health care
Boston Globe | April 24, 2020

Growing Data Underscore that Communities of Color are Being Harder Hit by COVID-19
Kaiser Family Foundation | April 21, 2020

COVID-19 and African Americans
JAMA | April 15, 2020

COVID-19 targets communities of color
The Harvard Gazette | April 14, 2020

Being a person of color isn't a risk factor for coronavirus. Living in a racist country is.
Boston Globe | April 10, 2020

COVID-19: Solidarity with Our API Communities
California Faculty Association | April 8, 2020

Communities of Color at Higher Risk for Health and Economic Challenges due to COVID-19
Kaiser Family Foundation | April 7, 2020

COVID-19 Crisis Will Likely Disproportionately Affect the Health and Finances of Communities of Color
Kaiser Family Foundation | April 7, 2020

The Coronavirus Appears to be Hitting Greater Boston's Black and Latino Communities Especially
Boston Globe | April 7, 2020

Vulnerabilities to COVID-19 Among Transgender Adults in the US
UCLA School of Law Williams Institute | April 2020

COVID-19, Race and Racism
Iowa State University Library | April - June 2020