Racism & Heart Disease, Mystic River, Fastest Track


Racism has a real impact on the heart health of Black women,” says Shanshan Sheehy, a study coauthor and BU Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine assistant professor.
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Experiencing Racism Increases Black Women’s Heart Disease Risk, BU Research Finds

New National Institutes of Health-supported research from the Black Women’s Health Study shows perceived racism in employment, housing, and interactions with the police is associated with a 26 percent higher risk of coronary heart disease. 

See the findings


The Tobin Memorial Bridge carries US Route 1 over the Mystic River, which has the most urbanized watershed in Massachusetts. BU researchers are examining whether climate change could exacerbate the environmental risks facing the watershed from decades of development.
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Climate Change is Threatening the Mystic River Watershed — Can It Be Saved?

With a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, BU environmental health researchers Jonathan Levy and Amruta Nori-Sarma use geospatial data and mapping tools to support community climate resilience efforts.

Learn how they’re working to change the future


BU’s indoor track combines optimal physics with an exciting atmosphere. The result is often collegiate, national, and even world records.
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The Mystery behind BU’s Record-Breaking Indoor Track

There are a number of reasons why the world’s fastest runners come to BU when they want to set a record.

Watch them go


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