Science to Promote Racial Justice

The articles listed below are publications from IAPHS members that deal with issues of interpersonal or structural racism as a determinant of health. If you are an IAPHS member and have publications you wish to be highlighted, please email IAPHS Executive Director, Sue Bevan.

Bell, C. N., Sacks, T. K., Tobin, C. S. T., & Thorpe, R. J. (2020). Racial Non-equivalence of Socioeconomic Status and Self-rated Health among African Americans and Whites. Ssm-Population Health, 10. doi:10.1016/j.ssmph.2020.100561

Bell, C.N., Owens-Young, J.L. Self-Rated Health and Structural Racism Indicated by County-Level Racial Inequalities in Socioeconomic Status: The Role of Urban-Rural Classification. J Urban Health 97, 52–61 (2020).

Bor, J., Venkataramani, A. S., Williams, D. R., & Tsai, A. C. (2018). Police killings and their spillover effects on the mental health of black Americans: a population-based, quasi-experimental study. Lancet, 392(10144), 302-310. doi:10.1016/s0140-6736(18)31130-9

Austin, J., Bruce, M. A., Carroll, L., McCall, P. L., & Richards, S. C. (2001). The use of incarceration in the United States. Critical Criminology10(1), 17-41.
Bruce, Marino A., Vincent J. Roscigno, and Patricia L. McCall. “Structure, context, and agency in the reproduction of black-on-black violence.” Theoretical criminology 2.1 (1998): 29-55.
Sims, Mario, Ana V. Diez-Roux, Samson Y. Gebreab, Allison Brenner, Patricia Dubbert, Sharon Wyatt, Marino Bruce, DeMarc Hickson, Tom Payne, and Herman Taylor. “Perceived discrimination is associated with health behaviours among African-Americans in the Jackson Heart Study.” J Epidemiol Community Health 70, no. 2 (2016): 187-194.
Roscigno, Vincent J., and Marino A. Bruce. “Racial inequality and social control: Historical and contemporary patterns in the US South.” Sociological Spectrum 15.3 (1995): 323-349.
Thorpe Jr RJ, Griffith DM, Bruce MA. Racism as a fundamental determinant of health for Black boys. In Linking Health and Education for African American Students’ Success 2017 Mar 16 (pp. 39-52). Routledge.
Cogburn, C. D. (2019). Culture, Race, and Health: Implications for Racial Inequities and Population Health. Milbank Quarterly, 97(3), 736-761. doi:10.1111/1468-0009.12411
Hamad R, Penko J, Kazi DS Association of Low Socioeconomic Status With Premature Coronary Heart Disease in US Adults. JAMA Cardiol. Published online May 27, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2020.1458
Hargrove, T. W. (2018). BMI Trajectories in Adulthood: The Intersection of Skin Color, Gender, and Age among African Americans. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 59(4), 501-519. doi:10.1177/0022146518802439
Hartfield, J. A., Griffith, D. M., & Bruce, M. A. (2019). Gendered Racism Is A Key To Explaining And Addressing Police-Involved Shootings Of Unarmed Black Men In America. In M. A. Bruce & D. F. Hawkins (Eds.), Inequality, Crime, and Health among African American Males (Vol. 20, pp. 155-170).
Homan, P. (2019). Structural Sexism and Health in the United States: A New Perspective on Health Inequality and the Gender System. American Sociological Review, 84(3), 486-516. doi:10.1177/0003122419848723
McKetta, S., Hatzenbuehler, M. L., Pratt, C., Bates, L., Link, B. G., & Keyes, K. M. (2017). Does social selection explain the association between state-level racial animus and racial disparities in self-rated health in the United States? Annals of Epidemiology, 27(8), 485-492. doi:10.1016/j.annepidem.2017.07.002
Monnat, S. M. (2010). Toward a Critical Understanding of Gendered Color-Blind Racism Within the US Welfare Institution. Journal of Black Studies, 40(4), 637-652. doi:10.1177/0021934708317739
Odoms-Young, A., & Bruce, M. A. (2018). Examining the Impact of Structural Racism on Food Insecurity Implications for Addressing Racial/Ethnic Disparities. Family & Community Health, 41, S3-S6. doi:10.1097/fch.0000000000000183
Philbin, M. M., Flake, M., Hatzenbuehler, M. L., & Hirsch, J. S. (2018). State-level immigration and immigrant-focused policies as drivers of Latino health disparities in the United States. Social Science & Medicine, 199, 29-38. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.04.007
Thorpe, Jr RJ, Norris KC, Beech BM, Bruce MA. 2019. “Racism Across the Life Course.” In Racism: Science & Tools for the Public Health Professional, edited by CL Ford, DM Griffith, MA Bruce, and K Gilbert. Washington, DC: APHA.
Szanton, S. L., Rifkind JM, Mohantly JG, Miller, E.R., Thorpe, R.J., Nagababu E, Epel, E.S., Zonderman, A.B., Evans, M.K. 2012. “Racial Discrimination is Associated with a Measure of Red Cell Oxidative Stress: A Potential Pathway for Racial Health Disparities”, International Journal of Behavioral Medicine,19(4):489-495.
Bower K, Thorpe RJ, LaVeist TA. 2013. “Perceived Racial Discrimination and Mental Health in Low-income Urban-dwelling Whites”, International Journal of Health Services, 43(2):267-280.
Parker LJ, Kinlock B, Chisolm D, Furr-Holden D, Thorpe, Jr., R. 2016. Association Between Any Major Discrimination and Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adult African American Men. Substance Use and Misuse, 51(12): 1593-1599.
Parker, L., Hunte, H. Ohmit, A, Furr-Holden, D., and Thorpe, RJ. 2017.“The Effects of Discrimination Are associated with Cigarette Smoking Among Black Males.” Substance Use and Misuse, 52(3):383-391.
Parker LJ., Benjamin T, Archibald P, Thorpe R.J. 2017“The Association Between Marijuana Usage and Discrimination among Adult Black Men.” American Journal of Men’s Health, 11(2):435-442.
Thorpe, Jr., RJ, Parker LJ, Cobb R, Dillard F, Bowie JV. 2017. The Association between Discrimination and Obesity among African American men. Journal of Biodemography and Social Biology, 63(3):253-261.
Walker Taylor JL. Campbell CM, Thorpe RJ Jr, Whitfield KE, Nkimbeng M, Szanton SL. 2018. Pain, racial discrimination, and depressive symptoms among African American women. Pain Management Nursing, 19(1):79-87.
Barajas, C. B., Jones, S., Milam, A. J., Thorpe, R. J., Jr, Gaskin, D. J., LaVeist, T. A., & Furr-Holden, C. (2019). Coping, Discrimination, and Physical Health Conditions Among Predominantly Poor, Urban African Americans: Implications for Community-Level Health Services. Journal of community health, 44(5), 954–962.
Bruce, M. A., & Hawkins, D. F. (2018). Research in Race and Ethnic Relations Volume 20: Inequality, Crime and Health among African American Males. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Ford, C. L., Griffith, D. M., Bruce, M. A., & Gilbert, K. (2019). Racism: Science & Tools for the Public Health Professional. Washington, D.C.: American Public Health Association.
Griffith, D. M., Bruce, M. A., & Thorpe Jr, R. J. (2019). Men’s Health Equity. New York: Routledge.
Steven E. Barkan and Michael Rocque. 2018. “Socioeconomic Status and Racism as Fundamental Causes of Street Criminality.” Critical Criminology 26(2):211-231