Race, Ethnicity, and Health: A Public Health Reader / Edition 2

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A monumental compendium on one of the most crucial topics confronting those in public health and health policy, Race, Ethnicity, and Health brings together the best peer reviewed research literature from the leading scholars and faculty in this growing field. This original and much-needed resource will be invaluable to graduate students and researchers alike. The book provides a historical and political context for the study of health, race, and ethnicity, with key findings on disparities in access, use, and quality. This volume also examines the role of health care providers in health disparities and discusses the issue of matching patients and doctors by race.
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"...excellent resource..." (Journal for Healthcare Quality, 10/03)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787964511
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/31/2002
  • Series: Public Health/Vulnerable Populations Series , #3
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 756
  • Product dimensions: 7.05 (w) x 9.39 (h) x 1.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas A. La Veist is associate professor of health policy and management and director of the Center for Health Disparities Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland.
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Table of Contents


The Authors.

The Editor.


Tables and Figures.

1. Introduction: Why We Should Study Race, Ethnicity, and Health (Thomas A. LaVeist).


2. Shades of Difference: Theoretical Underpinnings of the Medical Controversy on Black-White Differences in the United States, 1830-1870 (Nancy Krieger).

3. Under the Shadow of Tuskegee: African Americans and Health Care (Vanessa Northington Gamble).

4. Latino Outlook: Good Health, Uncertain Prognosis (William A. Vega, Hortensia Amaro).

5. Segregation, Poverty, and Empowerment: Health Consequences for African Americans (Thomas A. LaVeist).


6. A Note on the Biological Concept of Race and Its Application in Epidemiologic Research (Richard Cooper).

7. Beyond Dummy Variables and Sample Selection: What Health Services Researchers Ought to Know About Race as a Variable (Thomas A. LaVeist).

8. The Bell Curve: On Race, Social Class, and Epidemiologic Research (Carles Muntaner, F. Javier Nieto, Patricia O'Campo).

9. Latino Terminology: Conceptual Bases for Standardized Terminology (David E. Hayes-Bautista, Jorge Chapa).


10. Racial and Ethnic Differences in Access to Medical Care (Robert M. Mayberry, Fatima Mili, Elizabeth Ofili).

11. Disparities in Health Care by Race, Ethnicity, and Language Among the Insured: Findings from a National Sample (Kevin Fiscella, Peter Franks, Mark P. Doescher, Barry G. Saver).


12. Black-White Differences in the Relationship of Maternal Age to Birthweight: A Population-Based Test of the Weathering Hypothesis (Arline T. Geronimus).

13. Immigration and the Health of Asian and Pacific Islander Adults in the United States (W. Parker Frisbie, Youngtae Cho, Robert A. Hummer).

14. Differing Birthweight Among Infants of U.S.-Born Blacks, African-Born Blacks, and U.S.-Born Whites (Richard J. David, James W. Collins Jr.).

15. Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes: Differences Between U.S.- and Foreign-Born Women in Major U.S. Racial and Ethnic Groups (Gopal K. Singh, Stella M. Yu).

16. Understanding the Hispanic Paradox (Luisa Franzini, John C. Ribble, Arlene M. Keddie).

17. Levels of Racism: A Theoretic Framework and a Gardener's Tale (Camara Phyllis Jones).

18. Racism as a Stressor for African Americans: A Biopsychosocial Model (Rodney Clark, Norman B. Anderson, Vernessa R. Clark, David R. Williams).

19. Is Skin Color a Marker for Racial Discrimination? Explaining the Skin Color-Hypertension Relationship (Elizabeth A. Klonoff, Hope Landrine).

20. John Henryism and the Health of African Americans (Sherman A. James).

21. Racial Residential Segregation: A Fundamental Cause of Racial Disparities in Health (David R. Williams, Chiquita Collins).

22. U.S. Socioeconomic and Racial Differences in Health: Patterns and Explanations (David R. Williams, Chiquita Collins).

23. The Relationship of Neighborhood Socioeconomic Characteristics to Birthweight Among Five Ethnic Groups in California (Michelle Pearl, Paula Braverman, Barbara Abrams).

24. Neighborhood Characteristics Associated with the Location of Food Stores and Food Service Places (Kimberly Morland, Steve Wing, Ana Diez Roux, Charles Pool).e

25. "We Don't Carry That": Failure of Pharmacies in Predominantly Nonwhite Neighborhoods to Stock Opioid Analgesics (R. Sean Morrison, Sylvan Wallenstein, Dana K. Natale, Richard S. Senzel, Lo-Li Huang).

26. Solid Waste Sites and the Black Houston Community (Robert D. Bullard).

27. Health Risk and Inequitable Distribution of Liquor Stores in African American Neighborhoods (Thomas A. LaVeist, John M. Wallace Jr.).

28. Probing the Meaning of Racial/Ethnic Group Comparisons in Crack Cocaine Smoking (Marsha Lillie-Blanton, James C. Anthony, Charles R. Schuster).


29. Ethnicity and Analgesic Practice (Knox H. Todd, Christi Deaton, Anne P. D'Adamo, Leon Goe).

30. The Effect of Race and Sex on Physicians' Recommendations for Cardiac Catheterization (Kevin A. Schulman, Jesse A. Berlin, William Harless, Jon F. Kerner, Shyrl Sistrunk, Bernard J. Gersh, Ross Dub?, Christopher K. Taleghani, Jennifer E. Burke, Sankey Williams, John M. Eisenberg, Jos? J. Escarce).

31. Patient Race and Psychotropic Prescribing During Medical Encounters (Betsy Sleath, Bonnie Svarstad, Debra Roter).

32. The Effect of Patient Race and Socioeconomic Status on Physicians' Perception of Patients (Michelle van Ryn, Jane Burke).


33. Do Patient Preferences Contribute to Racial Differences in Cardiovascular Procedure Use? (Jeff Whittle, Joseph Conigliaro, C. B. Good, Monica Joswiak).

34. Racial Differences in Attitudes Toward Professional Mental Health Care and in the Use of Services (Chamberlain Diala, Carles Muntaner, Christine Walrath, Kim J. Nickerson, Thomas A. LaVeist, Philip J. Leaf).


35. Race, Gender, and Partnership in the Patient-Physician Relationship (Lisa Cooper-Patrick, Joseph J. Gallo, Junius J. Gonzales, Hong Thi Vu, Neil R. Powe, Christine Nelson, Daniel E. Ford).

36. Patient-Physician Racial Concordance and the Perceived Quality and Use of Health Care (Somnath Saha, Miriam Komaromy, Thomas D. Koepsell, Andrew B. Bindman).

37. Racial Differences in the Use of Cardiac Catheterization After Acute Myocardial Infaction (Jersey Chen, Saif S. Rathore, Martha J. Radford, Yun Wang, Harlan M. Krumholz).

Name Index.

Subject Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2003

    Very Comprehensive

    A very comprehensive overview of the issues around minority health in the United States. Does not deal with international issues, but the topic of race, ethnitity and health in the US is big enough. You are interested in learning about the topic, this is a very good place to start. You will be depressed after reading some of this. The studies described in the book are convincing and you can't help but conclude that we have a serious problem with regard to minority health.

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