The Health of Women of Color: A Critical Intersection at the Corner of Sex/Gender and Race/Ethnicity

The Health of Women of Color: A Critical Intersection at the Corner of Sex/Gender and Race/Ethnicity



On September 23, 2014, the Committee on Women of Color in Biomedical Careers and the Office of Research on Women’s Health hosted a symposium session at the 2014 NIH Research Festival on the health of women of color. As the data in the recently released Women of Color Health Data Book (4th Edition) illustrates, complex racial/ethnic disparities exist between populations of women and across different stages of the lifespan. Six researchers from across NIH joined the panel to discuss findings from health studies that address critical race, ethnicity, sex, and/or gender intersections that can affect disease risk and therapeutic response. Opening remarks were given by Janine Clayton, MD and Marie Bernard, MD. The panelists included: Lauren Wood, MD; Nakela Cook MD, MPH, FACC; Salman Tajuddin, PhD; Gina Brown, MD; Tamara Harris MD, MS; and Dr. Tiffany Powell-Wiley, MD, MPH.

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