Telehealth’s Double Edged Sword: Bridging or Perpetuating Health Inequities?

Inadequate healthcare access is one of the factors driving health inequities among BIPOC communities. Telehealth offers an opportunity to increase healthcare access and reduce health inequities. However, according to researchers from Boston University Questrom School of Business, Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC), telehealth has unwittingly become a “double-edged sword,” […]

Dr. Elaine Nsoesie Leads AIM-AHEAD Program at NIH

Beginning in August 2021, Dr. Elaine Nsoesie, Assistant Director of Research and Faculty Lead for the Racial Data Lab at the BU Center for Antiracist Research, has led the Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Consortium to Advance Health Equity and Researcher Diversity (AIM-AHEAD) program at the National Institute of Health (NIH). AIM-AHEAD is focused on enhancing the […]

New Study Finds Advance Child Tax Credits Reduced US Food Insufficiency by 26%

Congratulations to Dr. Paul Shafer and colleagues for their recent JAMA Network Open publication: ‘Association of the Implementation of Child Tax Credit Advance Payments With Food Insufficiency in US Households’. As their new cross-sectional study demonstrates, using repeated surveys of a nationally representative sample of U.S. households, the introduction of advance payments for the Child […]

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi Co-Hosts Research on Tap: Data Science for Racial Equity

At this Research on Tap, attendees heard from BU data scientists engaged in research that uncovers racial inequity in a variety of contexts and provides a data-driven pathway to an equitable society. Several researchers from the Center for Antiracist Research were featured, including Katie Einstein, CAR Assistant Director of Research, and Elaine Nsoesie, CAR Assistant […]

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