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.

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