Because of racism, poverty, and other social and economic injustices, communities of color and low-income communities in our society experience many adverse health outcomes. Recognizing and addressing these factors is critically important for solving complex public health problems and ensuring that all populations in the United States achieve optimal health. Equity issues are salient in all five challenges addressed by the Bloomberg American Health Initiative.
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Lisa A. Cooper, MD, MPH
A Liberian-born general internist, social epidemiologist, and health services researcher, Lisa Cooper, MD, MPH, is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor in Equity in Health and Health Care at the Bloomberg School of Public Health and a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.Learn more
Darrell J. Gaskin, PhD
Dr. Darrell J. Gaskin is the William C. and Nancy F. Richardson Professor in health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.Learn more