Disparities in Health and Public Policy

Jeannette Rogowski (Health Systems and Policy)

The United States is one of the wealthiest countries in the world and has the best health care system. Yet, the health of the American population is poor compared to other industrialized nations. One of the main reasons is the existence of wide disparities in health status across population groups, particularly by race and socioeconomic status. This seminar will introduce students to research that addresses the underlying reasons for these observed disparities drawing largely on my own research on these topics. This will include discussions of multiple topics such as neighborhoods of residence over the life course and access to high quality health care services. Possible public policy responses to reduce observed disparities will be discussed.

Course Number: 
01:090:101 section 55 index 11053