Week 3: Required readings

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Textbook: C.N. Mikaii. Public Health Genomics: The Essentials. Chapter 13.

Johnson, T. Social Epidemiology and Health Care Disparities.  In: Shaping Public Health Policy in the Age of Genomics. (2011) Chapter 2: pp.25-37. http://www.geneforum.org/briefingbook

Fausto-Sterling, A.  Bodies with Histories: The New Search for the Biology of Race.\


Stiglitz, J.E.  Inequality is a Choice. New York Times. October 13, 2013


Jones, C. The Moral Problem of Health Disparities.  Am. J Public Health 2010 100: S47-S51. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2837423/

Focus on Health Care Disparities: Key Facts.  Kaiser Family Foundation Report (2012)


McCurdy, C. Patient-Centered Approach Can Reduce Health Disparities Among African-Americans.  The Lund Report.  March 10, 2014.


Norris, K. On Race and Medicine.  The Scientist. February 2014.


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Kawachi, I. et al. Health Disparities By Race And Class: Why Both Matter. Health Affairs, 24, no. 2 (2005): 343-352. http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/24/2/343.long

Need, A.C. and Goldstein, D.B. Next generation disparities in human genomics: concerns and remedies. Trends in Genet. 2009 Nov; 25(11):489-94.