Racial, gender, and socioeconomic factors linked to likelihood of getting diabetes treatment
Penn Medicine researchers show Black, Asian, female, and lower-income patients with diabetes receive less sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors compared with overall trends.
Living in a majority-Black neighborhood linked to severe maternal morbidity
Penn Medicine researchers studied the association between neighborhood-level risk factors and poor maternal health outcomes in Philadelphia between 2010 and 2017.
Racial bias in mortality prediction scores
In mass casualty situations like the COVID-19 pandemic, mortality prediction models alone could divert scarce critical care resources away from Black patients.
In the U.S., COVID-19 wasn’t sole cause of excess deaths in 2020
Comparing death rates in the United States with those of the five biggest European countries, Penn and Max Planck demographers found that significant excess mortality cost more lives annually than the epidemic itself.
An approach to COVID-19 vaccination equity for Black neighborhoods
A new paper centers racial equity and address the structural barriers that have prevented Black and other underrepresented minority communities from being vaccinated against COVID-19 at equitable rates.
Wharton’s Olivia S. Mitchell on financial well-being
Leading economist and Wharton professor Olivia S. Mitchell discusses key findings from her new research on financial well-being among Black and Hispanic women.
Why making public colleges tuition free won’t close the enrollment gap
Wharton doctoral student in finance Mehran Ebrahimian argues that the inadequacy of college preparedness among low-income students is a bigger obstacle than financing tuition costs.
Return to work and the path to recovery after serious injury in Black men
In a new study from the School of Nursing, researchers investigated the ways that returning to work after an injury predict mental health outcomes in Black men living and recovering in Philadelphia.
Hate crimes against Asians in Italy linked to economic woes
Research by political scientists Guy Grossman, Stephanie Zonszein, and Gemma Dipoppa shows hate crimes in Italy increased at the pandemic’s onset in areas where higher unemployment was expected, but not in places with higher infections and mortality.
How anti-immigrant rhetoric affects health care utilization
The dramatic rise in anti-immigrant rhetoric since 2016 was associated with a substantial decline in utilization of health care services by undocumented adults and their children.