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Crossroads: Conversations about
Race, Gender & Disability

By Rasheera Dopson

Rasheera Dopson

Rasheera Dopson is a master of Public Health student at Morehouse School of Medicine. Her areas of concentration include Health Policy along with research in behavioral and social sciences in the area of Race, Gender, and Disability.

 

During her first year as an MPH student, Rasheera served as a graduate research assistant for the National Center of Primary Care at Morehouse School of Medicine in which she helped to conduct qualitative survey’s on Telehealth and the impact of COVID-19. She also served as a legislative liaison during the 2021 legislative session with state senator Kim Jackson– in which she assisted in conducting research in support of bills relating to criminal justice reform. Rasheera also obtained her undergraduate degree in English literature in which she has wilded her skills of communication in areas of administration and policy.

Blogs by Rasheera Dopson

Disability Equity: creating a more inclusive healthcare system and Public Health framework.

Disability it is one of those topics that fall within the intersection of health and social sciences. How the disability community is structured, supported, and even developed depends holistically on the delicate balance of medical intervention and societal inclusion.

Rasheera Dopson discusses the Age of Health Equity

At the intersection of health justice lies the answer of equity. Equity burdens us all with the task of foreseeable change. Equity is focused less on the performative act and concentrates more on application.

Rahseer Dopson interviews Daniel E. Dawes, JD of Moorhouse about health equity and health reform.

To eliminate present-day inequities, we have to first acknowledge the decision-making power behind our healthcare system.

A Year’s Scope of Black Lives Matter Part 2: Health inequities between black men and women

Studies have shown that even though the Tuskegee study took place decades ago—the mistrust primarily among black men has become a barrier to accessing health services.

In the 21st century progression and health equity are assumed to be a given, yet the health of Black men has yet to improve.

Rasheera Dopson

Rasheera Dopson is a Master of Public Health student at Morehouse School of Medicine.

Rasheera Dopson explains that when looking at health equity, it is important to give people what they need when they need it in the amount they need it in, so that they can achieve optimal health.

Rasheera Dopson explains the importance of acknowledging the need for intersectional work and study is imperative in understanding how population groups can overlap and how that overlap can have just as much of an influence on one’s health outcome as their sole identity status.

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