New Directions in Conceptualizing Stigma, Discrimination, and Health
Monday, September 18, 2017
Laura S. Richman
Associate Professor, Department of Population Health Sciences; Faculty affiliate, Center for Health Policy & Inequalities Research
Interpersonal discrimination contributes to health inequalities for disadvantaged groups across numerous stigmatized identities. In this talk, I will discuss a theoretical framework for understanding the effects of discrimination on health and will present some recent empirical findings in support of our model. I will then discuss aspirations for the field including innovations in study design that incorporate multiple levels of discrimination, consider multiple identities, and measure a wider range of objective physical health outcomes.