Measuring the Immeasurable
The complex aspects of structural racism—encompassing policies, practices, and cultural biases—make it difficult to measure, often requiring innovative methods that account for historical and contemporary disparities. In this episode, we speak with Dr. Karen Bandeen-Roche, a distinguished biostatistician who has mastered the art of quantifying the unquantifiable. Dr. Bandeen-Roche guides us through her expertise in measuring elusive variables such as frailty and how this skill could illuminate aspects of healthcare’s structural racism.
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- Bandeen-Roche K, Xue Q-L, et al. Phenotype of Frailty: Characterization in the Women’s Health and Aging Studies. Journal of Gerontology. March 2006.