CityLab: What Urban Doctors Need to Understand About Patients’ Health

Judy Lubin, an adjunct professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at Howard University, says that current research shows that over 50 percent of a community’s health is determined by social factors. For instance, recent studies stress that one’s neighborhood is a strong determinant of well-being. The difference in life expectancy between St. Louis’s […]

NPR Marketplace: Smartphones Play Crucial Role For Black Lives Matter

Demonstrations tied to the Black Lives Matter movement continued through the weekend in cities all over the country. As they marched in — and sometimes blocked — streets, protesters used smartphones to organize, communicate, and document what was happening, as it was happening. Sociologist Judy Lubin said smartphones make the protest movement more accessible. “What […]

Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act Ruling Will Help Close Racial Gaps in Health Care Coverage

The Supreme Court’s decision in the King v. Burwell decision is a victory for the millions of Americans who need financial assistance to afford health insurance coverage. As a result of the 6–3 ruling, nearly 6.4 million Americans who receive subsidies to purchase health care plans through healthcare.gov, the federal government’s health insurance marketplace (or […]

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