September seminar highlights relationship between redlined neighborhoods and health outcomes

Join the Mary Ann Swetland Center for Environmental Health for its September seminar, "Health Outcomes in Redlined Versus Non-Redlined Neighborhoods: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis," on Tuesday, Sept. 28, from 4 to 5 p.m. 

Recent research is elucidating the relationships between redlining, a zoning practice that racialized home loans in the 1930s and 40s, and modern-day health inequities. This research produced the first systematic review and meta-analysis comparing health outcomes in redlined versus non-redlined neighborhoods in U.S. cities, including articles published from 2010 to 2020. 

Overall, it was observed that living in historically redlined areas was associated with increased risk of multiple serious adverse health outcomes. Further research on mechanisms, remediation and neighborhood-level interventions is needed to strengthen the understanding of the impacts of redlining on health.

The event is presented by the Swetland Center's postdoctoral scholar Eun Kyung Lee, as well as predoctoral scholar Gwendolyn Donley and predoctoral fellow India Gill, both of whom are PhD candidates in the School of Medicine's Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences.

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