Ilan Meyer

Columbia University

Research Initiative:

Ilan Meyer, Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University, will write a book on health in minority communities which will explore the role of stigma, prejudice, and discrimination in causing health disparities between groups. He will argue that such social stressors can lead to adverse mental and physical health outcomes for minorities, but that social support from other group members and the community at large can ameliorate some of these effects.


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