Health Secur 2021 Jun 1;19(S1):S14-S26. Epub 2021 Jun 1.
Katherine L. Dickinson, PhD, is an Assistant Professor and Natalie Banacos, MS, is a Professional Research Assistant; both in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Anschutz, Aurora, CO. Jennifer D. Roberts, DrPH, is an Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park, MD. Lindsay Neuberger, PhD, is an Associate Professor, Nicholson School of Communication and Media, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL. Elizabeth Koebele, PhD, is an Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV. Danielle Blanch-Hartigan, PhD, MPH, is Associate Professor of Health Studies, Department of Natural and Applied Sciences, Bentley University, Waltham, MA. Elizabeth A. Shanahan, DA, MPA, MS, is a Professor and Associate Vice President of Research Development, Department of Political Science, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT.
The long, fallacious history of attributing racial disparities in public health outcomes to biological inferiority or poor decision making persists in contemporary conversations about the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the disproportionate impacts of this pandemic on communities of color, it is essential for scholars, practitioners, and policymakers to focus on how structural racism drives these disparate outcomes. In May and June 2020, we conducted a 6-state online survey to examine racial/ethnic differences in exposure to COVID-19, risk mitigation behaviors, risk perceptions, and COVID-19 impacts. Read More