Segregation, structural racism, and infectious disease

Before Class


Adkins-Jackson PB, Chantarat T, Bailey ZD, Ponce NA. Measuring Structural Racism: A Guide for Epidemiologists and Other Health Researchers. American Journal of Epidemiology. Published online September 25, 2021:kwab239. doi:10.1093/aje/kwab239

Acevedo-Garcia D. Residential segregation and the epidemiology of infectious diseases. Social Science & Medicine. 2000;51(8):1143-1161. doi:10.1016/S0277-9536(00)00016-2

During Class

In addition to discussing the readings, we will work through a hands-on activity where we can explore the ideas in Acevedo-Garcia (2000) using an infectious disease transmission model.

Additional Resources



Acevedo-Garcia, Dolores. 2000. “Residential Segregation and the Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases.” Social Science & Medicine 51 (8): 1143–61.