Health Equity


Recognizing our institutional power and collective talents and resources, CHIBE is examining how to use our research to remake the status quo and improve population health, especially among Black Americans who have suffered from racist policies and systems. Many CHIBE-affiliated faculty members are working to increase health equity and reduce health care disparities.

Here's some of our work in the area of health equity

two women sitting at table
If you'd like to partner with CHIBE on a health equity project, email us here

Physician Bias

What role do medical schools play in propagating physician bias? Read this paper to learn more about 5 key areas where educators misrepresent race in their discussions, interpretations, and assessments.

Police Killings

This study demonstrated that police killings of unarmed Black Americans have adverse effects on mental health among Black American adults. The largest effects on mental health occurred in the 1–2 months after exposure.

Accelerate Health Equity

CHIBE researchers are leading an ambitious initiative to reduce health care disparities and combat systemic racism in the city of Philadelphia. A diverse group of key stakeholders representing health systems, payors, and community organizations are involved in this work.

Racism in Health Care

How can we change public policy, industry practices, and medical education and turn the health care system into a force for greater equality? This Atlantic piece details five changes to make.

Our Experts in Health Equity

alison buttenheim headshot

Alison Buttenheim

Amol Navathe

christina roberto

Christina Roberto

kevin volpp

Kevin Volpp


Jaya Aysola

J. Margo Brooks Carthon

carolyn cannuscio headshot

Carolyn Cannuscio

carmen guerra headshot

Carmen Guerra

Scott Halpern

Vandana Khungar

Melanie Kornides


Risa Lavizzo-Mourey


Kristin Linn

Daniel Lee

judith long headshot

Judith Long

Raina Merchant

Raina Merchant

ravi parikh

Ravi Parikh

daniel polsky headshot

Daniel Polsky

Harald Schmidt


Eugenia South


Kristen Underhill

Atheendar Venkataramani headshot

Atheendar Venkataramani

Rachel Werner