Local variation in segregation intensity and chronic disease risk

Before Class


Please read (Kershaw et al. 2017), which is an analysis of longitudinal data looking specifically at the impact of changes in exposure to residential segregation on the cardiovascular health of Black Americans in several U.S. cities.

During Class

We will discuss the reading by Kershaw et al. (2017) as well as revisiting Biello et al. (2012) and Woo et al. (2021) from a few class sessions ago.

Additional Resources


Miro board for in-class activity


Biello, Katie B, Trace Kershaw, Robert Nelson, Matthew Hogben, Jeannette Ickovics, and Linda Niccolai. 2012. “Racial Residential Segregation and Rates of Gonorrhea in the United States, 2003.” American Journal of Public Health 102 (7): 1370–77. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2011.300516.
Kershaw, Kiarri N., Whitney R. Robinson, Penny Gordon-Larsen, Margaret T. Hicken, David C. Goff, Mercedes R. Carnethon, Catarina I. Kiefe, Stephen Sidney, and Ana V. Diez Roux. 2017. “Association of Changes in Neighborhood-Level Racial Residential Segregation With Changes in Blood Pressure Among Black Adults: The CARDIA Study.” JAMA Internal Medicine 177 (7): 996–1002. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.1226.
Woo, Han, Emily P. Brigham, Kassandra Allbright, Chinedu Ejike, Panagis Galiatsatos, Miranda R. Jones, Gabriela R. Oates, et al. 2021. “Racial Segregation and Respiratory Outcomes Among Urban Black Residents with and at Risk of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.” American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 204 (5): 536–45. https://doi.org/10.1164/rccm.202009-3721OC.