Already in fiscal crisis, rural hospitals face COVID-19
LDI’s Eighth virtual “Experts at Home” seminar on May 29 brought together top academic and government experts to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on rural health and hospitals.
COVID-19’s assault on Black and Brown communities
Racism, inequality, and the coronavirus have combined to cause an alarming number of COVID-19 cases and deaths among African-American and Latinx populations.
Negative financial shock increases loneliness in older adults
The conclusions hold even after accounting for changes in chronic health conditions and functional limitations, religious service attendance, and relationship strain.
Among North Philadelphia’s Latino elders during COVID-19
School of Nursing faculty member and LDI Senior Fellow Adriana Perez conducts research in two of the Philadelphia area’s largest Latino communities and provides insights into how COVID-19 is impacting each.
The push for 2020 Census participation, amid a pandemic and data privacy fears
Groups across Penn are working to ensure that college students and hard-to-reach demographics get counted in the once-a-decade tally.
Researchers illuminate racial disparity in U.S. acne treatment
A new study from Penn Medicine finds Black patients are less likely than white peers to receive systemic treatments and acne medication overall.
Better prescribing for bad backs
A recent study finds that finds that patients with new low back pain are receiving opioids less frequently, although prescription rates remain uneven across the country.
Do DIY DNA kits revive a harmful perceived link between genetics and race?
Research from sociologist Wendy Roth reveals that on average, these tests don’t reinforce the idea of essentialism, but how much participants know about genetics going in matters.
Bystander CPR less likely for people living in Hispanic neighborhoods
A Penn study shows residents of Hispanic neighborhoods also have a lower chance of survival following cardiac arrest compared to those living in non-Hispanic neighborhoods.
Drug epidemic likely ‘killing more Americans than we think’
Research from Penn and Georgetown shows that the estimated number of drug-associated deaths in the U.S. in 2016 was approximately double the number of deaths attributed to drugs.