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Aoki Seminar Series - Dr. Tiffini Johnson- UC Davis School of Medicine

Tuesday, Sept. 17

King Hall, Room 1303
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Impact of Racism on the Health and Well-being of Children


Racism is a pervasive stressor in the lives of children and adolescents from historically marginalized racial/ethnic groups and represents a root cause of inequities in their well-being. Youth experience racism in multiple settings including the healthcare system, criminal justice system, and in the education setting. Disparities in the healthcare and outcomes of youth can arise from provider bias and injustices in the healthcare system. Furthermore, the stress of experiencing racism in multiple domains can trigger physiologic responses that increase risk for chronic disease across the life course and result in disparities in behavioral, emotional, academic, and health outcomes. The overall goal of this presentation is to define the different levels of racism (institutionalized, personally mediated, and internalized) and examine the impact of racism on the health and well-being of youth. 


Lunch Provided

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