Darrell Hudson is an Associate Professor at the Brown School of Social Work and the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis. He is also a Faculty Scholar at the Institute for Public Health. He joined IAPHS in 2017. Learn more about Darrell on his website and follow him on twitter: @DrDHud
Tell us a little about yourself, where are you from, where did you go to graduate school, what makes you jump out of bed each morning?
I was born and raised in Detroit. There were so many racial inequities, including health, social and economic, on display as I was growing up. My experience growing up there continues to motivate me and the pursuit of my research agenda. I was always very curious about why there were so many inequities, especially across race/ethnicity, long before I could really articulate what was going on. The desire to address those inequities, whether through my research, engaging with community organizations or training students, gets me out of bed every day.
How do you define yourself as a population health professional?
I’m a passionate, transdisciplinary scholar dedicated to reducing and eliminating health inequities.
What disciplines do you engage with and are there disciplines that you would like to engage with?
My background is in public health. Other disciplines I engage with include sociology, medicine, demography and social work. I’m always looking for other disciplines to engage with. Other fields that I would like to engage include economics and biology.