Labs went quiet, field research paused, and data collection halted. Thousands of scientists worldwide stopped working yesterday to protest racism in STEM fields and focus on solutions, according to CNBC.

America, reeling from twin crises brought on by police brutality and a virus that takes disproportionate aim at people of color, must now reckon with the racism that paved the path for both. To understand the challenges, Global Health NOW turned to Lisa Cooper, MD, MPH, a…

Protests against police brutality against black Americans risk spreading COVID-19—but police violence is a public health crisis that cannot be ignored, either. “These two stories are linked. They are both public health stories. The link is systemic racism,…

A spate of horrific incidents has broken through the flood of coronavirus headlines to reveal another contagion: a fear of black men, writes John Blake for CNN. 

“Spat on, stabbed while shopping, shunned for wearing masks,”—these are just a few incidents reported by Asian Americans since the pandemic began.

Asian-Americans are fighting a double battle amid the global pandemic—COVID-19, and escalating racism.

A week after Pittsburgh declared racism a public health crisis, a blanket of particulate matter clouded the skies over Steel City. Relentless pollution saw the city’s air “deemed unsafe to breathe” for 3 months last year, and is one of many public health woes that…

US government epidemiologist Bill Jenkins, known for his effort to expose the infamous Tuskegee syphilis study, has died at age 73.   For Jenkins, who was black, the infamous act of deception confirmed his belief that research was biased against people of color. From 1932-…

The admission by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam—a doctor by training—that he wore blackface during his med school days is just one high-profile example of deeply rooted racism in medicine, explains Duke University’s Damon Tweedy in an interview.

National Geographic’s April issue is dedicated to race and, in sweeping acknowledgement of the magazine’s problematic history of reporting on persons of color, the editorial staff enlisted a historian to examine some of the more abhorrent stories from Nat Geo’s archives.…