A study led by Health Policy and Management Professor and Chair Thomas LaVeist shed light on the role that race differences and medical mistrust play in sources of health care chosen by whites and African Americans.
Lorens Helmchen Publishes on Racial Disparities in Emergency General Surgery
Lorens Helmchen is a coauthor of "Racial disparities in emergency general surgery: Do differences in outcomes persist among universally insured military patients?" published in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery (2016 May;80(5):764-75; discussion 775-7. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000001004).
HPM Team Publishes in Journal of School Health
Health Disparities in Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Timing
Health Policy and Management Professor and Chair Thomas LaVeist was the lead author of a study published in the journal Cancer Control. He and his colleagues analyzed data about 749 men (353 black and 396 white) who were 40 to 81 years of age when they entered the North Carolina Central Cancer Registry during the years 2007 and 2008.
Research Shows Impact of Social Environment on Health Disparities
Thomas LaVeist, Health Policy and Management Professor and Chair, is the lead author of a study published in Family and Community Health. The research involved men living in a racially integrated neighborhood of Baltimore, and the study suggests that race disparities often found in other studies related to men’s level of physical activity, smoking tobacco and drinking alcohol were less likely among men living under similar social, environmental, and socioeconomic status conditions.