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Health equity is a driving force in all our work. We know that injuries are not “accidents” like they are often called. Instead, injuries and violence occur in patterns that overlap with systems of oppression, disinvestment, and disempowerment. Our research looks for changes and solutions to correct the health problems that systems have created.

We believe that genuine community engagement is a key to achieving health equity, which is why we support the REACH Initiative (Research & Equity in Academic-Community Partnerships for Health) in helping academics and community partners create more equitable research partnerships.

 

Projects

Publications & News

Toolkits

Accelerate Health Equity – a partnership between local Philadelphia organizations, including a Health Equity Dashboard

Philadelphia Neighborhood Health Rankings – a data tool from the Philadelphia Department of Public Health and the Drexel Urban Health Collaborative

Briefs

Health Inequity in the United States: A Primer – an issue brief from the Penn Leonard Davis Institute (LDI) of Health Economics

Our Experts

Eugenia South, MD, MSPH

Eugenia South, MD, MSPH

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Department of Emergency Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Chidinma Nwakanma, MD

Chidinma Nwakanma, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

Attending Physician, Penn Prebyterian Emerency Department and Hospital of University of Pennsylvania

Elinore Kaufman, MD, MSHP

Elinore Kaufman, MD, MSHP

Assistant Professor

Department of Surgery, Division of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care, and Emergency Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine

Shoshana Aronowitz, PhD, CRNP, FNP-BC

Shoshana Aronowitz, PhD, CRNP, FNP-BC

Assistant Professor

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Allison Curry, PhD, MPH

Allison Curry, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Department of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Senior Scientist and Director of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Center for Injury Research and Prevention at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Rachel Werner, MD, PhD

Rachel Werner, MD, PhD

Robert D. Eilers Professor of Health Care Management, Wharton School

Professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine

Executive Director, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics

Meghan Brooks Lane-Fall, MD, MSHP, FCCM

Meghan Brooks Lane-Fall, MD, MSHP, FCCM

Vice Chair of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity and David E. Longnecker Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Associate Professor of Epidemiology

Director of Acute Care Implementation Research, Penn Implementation Science Center at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics

John Holmes, PhD, FACE, FACMI

John Holmes, PhD, FACE, FACMI

Professor of Medical Informatics in Epidemiology

Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

 Therese Richmond, PhD, RN, FAAN

Therese Richmond, PhD, RN, FAAN

Research Core Director

Andrea B. Laporte Professor of Nursing

Associate Dean for Research and Innovation, School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania

Mary Regina Boland, MA, MPhil, PhD

Mary Regina Boland, MA, MPhil, PhD

Assistant Professor of Informatics in Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Informatics, University of Pennsylvania