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Expert Available to Comment on Racial Disparities Throughout COVID-19 Pandemic

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C — LaShawn Glasgow, Director of Community and Workplace Health at RTI International, a nonprofit research institute, is available to comment on COVID-19’s impact on the health of racial and ethnic minority groups in  the U.S.

Available data indicates that African Americans have higher COVID-19 hospitalization and death rates than whites. Lawmakers and experts have shared that although COVID-19 does not discriminate by race or ethnicity, the pandemic is spotlighting how the conditions we live, work, and learn in—including racism and discrimination—can contribute to health disparities. 

Prior to her career at RTI, Dr. Glasgow held program evaluation positions with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local health agencies. She leads and advises on evaluations of public health initiatives designed to prevent and control chronic disease and address health disparities.

To request an interview, contact the RTI Newsroom at news@rti.org.