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A young person flies a transgender flag

Transgender Young Adults Risk Homelessness, Racism When Moving

Young transgender adults often relocate to cities like San Francisco where they feel safer and have access to adequate health care, but the migration might place them at risk of homelessness, unemployment and racism, say University of Michigan researchers. Read more

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Patient Discrimination during a Health Care Encounter

A new paper looks at patient experiences of discrimination in the US health system, finding that the types of discrimination a person can encounter in a health care setting varies, with 21% of non-institutionalized, English-speaking US adults experiencing discrimination while seeking medical care. Read more

Dean F. DuBois Bowman, University of Michigan School of Public Health

From the Dean: Let's Talk Science

Dean F. DuBois Bowman

We’ve been watching science change daily during the pandemic. For many, shifts in scientific understandings are a normal part of the process. For others, science’s fluidity provides an access point for criticism. How do we communicate that change is part of the scientific process and lead wherever change is needed? Read more

A nurse writes on a vial of blood taken from a man who was included in the Tuskegee syphilis study in Alabama, circa 1950.

Understanding Black Distrust of Medicine

Joel D. Howell

Using the bodies of African Americans without consent is a dark part of US medical history and part of a much larger issue in this country. Even if these widely documented—and incredibly gruesome—experimentations had never happened, the underlying racism that led us to permit such atrocities must still be addressed. Read more

Geila Rajaee, PhD Student in Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan School of Public Health

How Hospital Chaplains Are Helping People Deal with the Pandemic

The majority of Americans say they are aware of chaplains and desire their services, yet few report previous experience with them in health care. Geila Rajaee, a doctoral candidate at the U-M School of Public Health, discusses how chaplaincy is perceived in the US, and how that might be changing during the pandemic. Read more