Michael Esposito

I am a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research. My research, generally, clarifies how race matters in population health. That’s, I: (1) unpack how racial disparities in health are generated, rather than just quantifying the size of said inequities; (2) connect structures and broad systems related to race–e.g., the criminal justice system; residential segregation–with health disparities; and (3) examine how other social attributes that organize the U.S. intersect with race to stratify well-being. In addressing these topics, I use a mix of statistical(-learning) methods and techniques for drawing causal(-like!) inferences from non-experimental data.