Friday, July 12, 12noon-1pm, this on-line event requires advance registration

Racism is considered a fundamental cause of health inequities, but research on structural racism and health has been limited by lack of data. Since Mapping Inequality digitized New Deal-era redlining maps from the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation [HOLC], there has been an explosion of research examining historic redlining and present-day neighborhood environmental hazards and health. Helen Meier will discuss the application of HOLC maps in population health research and new efforts to characterize historic environmental hazards using the Sanborn Fire Insurance maps.

Helen C.S. Meier is an Assistant Research Scientist at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research. She examines the structural, social, and environmental determinants of health and health inequities across the life course. Her overall goal is to understand how social vulnerabilities become biological vulnerabilities resulting in health disparities.

This summer, CURA [Center for Urban and Regional Analysis] and The Research Commons are hosting a series of presentations featuring scholars engaged in research with historical maps to illuminate the links between urban challenges and impacts old and new.

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Hosted by CURA [Center for Urban and Regional Analysis] at The Ohio State University.


Friday, July 12, 2024 - 12:00pm

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