The Race + Racism in Contemporary Biomedicine Working Group includes multidisciplinary faculty who study race as an organizing structure of health and medicine from social science, humanistic, biological, and scientific perspectives. We interrogate the role of race in contemporary biomedicine, address pressing questions about health disparities and stratified inequality, and are committed advocates of antiracist praxis in the South.
The Working Group received its seed funding through a grant from GT-FIRE with three Principal Investigators:
Anne Pollock, Manu Platt, Lewis Wheaton. It receives ongoing support from the Ivan Allen College and the College of Sciences.
Working Group Members
Melissa Creary, Institute for Liberal Arts, Emory; Public Health, Michigan
Ryan Gibson, Sociology, Emory
Kimberly Jackson, Chemistry, Spelman
Na'Taki Osborne Jelks, Public Health, Agnes Scott
Regan Lawson, Biological Sciences, Georgia Tech
Mona Phillips, Anthropology and Sociology, Spelman
Manu Platt, Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech
Torri Rinker, Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech
Deboleena Roy, Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies and Neuroscience & Behavioral Biology, Emory
Abigail Sewell, Sociology, Emory
Lewis Wheaton, Biological Sciences, Georgia Tech