Study Led by LaVeist Documents Disparities Linked to Aging Among African Americans

A study of 619,130 African Americans and whites led by Health Policy and Management Professor and Chair Thomas LaVeist and published in the Journal of Urban Health identified differences in the two population’s health over time.  The research team used data from National Health Interview Surveys from between 2000–2009 and used a mixed models approach to show that the African Americans had a higher prevalence of hypertension, diabetes, stroke, and cardiovascular disease across all age groups.

Thomas LaVeist Honored by the National Association of Health Services Executives

Professor and Chair Thomas LaVeist received the Population Health Award from The National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) at its Regional Mixer, Conference & Gala on August 4 and 5, at the Samuel Riggs Alumni Center – University of Maryland, College Park. NAHSE is a not-for-profit membership association of minority healthcare executives with a mission to elevate the quality of healthcare services available to minorities and underserved communities, and to promote the advancement and development of tomorrow’s minority healthcare leaders.

Poorer Primarily Black Neighborhoods Have Higher Numbers of Places to Purchase Tobacco

A study published in the Public Health journal shows the previously established finding that neighborhoods with higher socio-economic status have fewer places to purchase tobacco also holds true in areas primarily populated by underrepresented racial and ethnic geopolitical citizens.  

Health Policy and Management Professor and Chair Thomas LaVeist led the study, which examined two areas in Maryland with primarily African American populations.  

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Thomas LaVeist Speaks at Seminar in Health Policy Dialogue Series

On May 18, the Health Policy Dialogue Series featured HPM Chair Thomas LaVeist, who presented “My Journey to Understand the Causes of Health Disparities…What I Have Learned and What I Have Not.” Dayna Matthew, JD, Professor and Vice Dean University of Colorado School of Law and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Fellow, was the discussant. This series, which brings distinguished health policy scholars to campus, is made possible through a grant from the Jayne Koskinos Ted Giovanis Foundation for He

Research Highlights Importance of Medical Mistrust in Care Provider Usage Differences

A study led by Health Policy and Management Professor and Chair Thomas LaVeist shed light on the role that race differences and medical mistrust play in sources of health care chosen by whites and African Americans.