Fall 2021 GEOG 560 Seminar in Geographic Information Science
Place, Race & Health Inequity
- Instructor: Louisa Holmes
- Semester: Fall 2021
- Class Time: Mondays, Wednesdays, 2:30–3:45 p.m.
- Contact: email@example.com, 220 Walker Building
- Credits: 03
- Place: 319 Walker Building
- Section: GEOG 560-001
- Capacity: 12
Experiences of health and disease in the United States are heavily predicated on two intertwining factors -- racial discrimination and place, the latter both as geographic location and as reflective of place attachments. These issues are more salient than ever as recent events demonstrate, such as the American Medical Association finally acknowledging racism as a threat to public health, environmental justice becoming a key presidential policy priority, and covid-19 taking a dramatically uneven toll on Black, Indigenous and Latinx adults. In this seminar, we will discuss how the structural foundations of racism have developed to impact health and disease across nearly all outcomes, including inscribing disease in place. We will further evaluate these topics analytically from both quantitative and qualitative perspectives.