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‘What are we going to do about it?’: An essay on racism and health inequities

A Health Podyssey

‘What are we going to do about it?’: An essay on racism and health inequities

Listen to Brooke Cunningham, general internist and assistant professor at the University of Minnesota, reflect on how the health effects of racism become embodied for her and other Black Americans.
December 1, 2020
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‘What are we going to do about it?’: An essay on racism and health inequities

Brooke Cunningham is a general internist, sociologist, and assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota.

After George Floyd’s killing, she wrote and published a Narrative Matters essay in Health Affairs on how the health effects of racism become embodied for her and other Black Americans.

On this episode of A Health Podyssey, Health Affairs Editor-in-Chief Alan Weil interviews Brooke Cunningham about the essay and what she hopes listeners and readers take from her writing. After the interview, Brooke reads her essay in full.

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