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How ‘Weathering’ Contributes to Racial Health Disparities

In this article, Dr. Geronomius discusses her theory of weathering, or the “constant stress of living within a racist society could lead to poor health for marginalized groups,” and her journey to being heard.

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Episode 09: Dr. Meron Hirpa ’11

Dr. Meron Hirpa ’11 is a physician focused on public health and health equity in Cincinnati and Ethiopia. She recalls bidding an emotional farewell to her family and enrolling at Amherst as a first-generation college student, in pursuit of …

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Meghan O’Rourke on the Self-Dissolving Difficulty of Chronic Illness

Meghan O’Rourke, author of he Invisible Kingdom, discusses pain, chronic illness, and ideas of the self

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Summer days at Amherst College are among the busiest of the year for Dr. Richard Aronson ’69, a physician who …

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Beselot Birhanu

  • Fourth-year Medical Student Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Wendy Halpern

  • Veterinary Pathologist Genentech

Newton Juhng

  • New York, New York
  • Portfolio Manager and Head of Healthcare A-CAP Management

Christina Nieves

  • Community Research and Evaluation Specialist Center for Health Equity and Community Wellness

Thierry Pauyo

  • Professor of Orthopedic Surgery McGill University

Jodie Simms-MacLeod

  • Midwifery Director University of Tennessee Medical Center

Cuthbert Simpkins

  • Sosland Missouri Endowed Chair in Trauma Services/Chief Innovation Officer UMKC School of Medicine and Vivacelle Bio, Inc

Will Turner

  • New York City, New York
  • Practicing Hospitalist and Associate Professor of Medicine Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Gabriela Ulloa

  • First-year Resident Physician in Pediatrics NYU Langone

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