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Racial & Ethnic Equity

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Acevedo-Garcia, D., N. McArdle, et al. (2014). The Child Opportunity Index: Improving Collaboration Between Community Development And Public Health Health Affairs 33(11): 1948-1957. 

Joshi, P. K., K. Geronimo, et al. (2014). Integrating Racial/Ethnic Equity Into Policy Assessments To Improve Child Health. Health Affairs 33(12): 2222-2229.

Earle, A, Joshi, P, Acevedo-Garcia, D (2014). Job characteristics among working parents: differences by race, ethnicity, and nativity, Monthly Labor Review, May.

Acevedo-Garcia D, Rosenfeld L, Hardy EF, McArdle A, & Osypuk TL. (2013). Future Directions in Research on Institutional and Interpersonal Discrimination and Child HealthAmerican Journal of Public Health. 

Kannan, S, Acosta, LM, Acevedo-Garcia, D, Divjan, A, Bracero, LA, Perzanowski, MS, Chew, GL (2013). Sociocultural characteristics, obesity and inflammatory biomarkers in Puerto Rican toddlers born in New York City. Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, 24(5):487-92.

Rosenfeld L, Chew G, Rudd R, Emmons K, Acosta L, Perzanowski M, & Acevedo-García D. (2011). Are Building-Level Characteristics Associated with Indoor Level Allergens in the Household? Journal of Urban Health. 88(1), 14-29.

Osypuk, T L & Acevedo-Garcia, D (2010). Beyond individual neighborhoods: A geography of opportunity perspective for understanding racial/ethnic health disparities. Health & Place, 16(6): 1113-1123.

Wolff, L S, Subramanian, SV, Acevedo-Garcia, D, Weber, D, & Kawachi, I (2010). Compared to whom? Subjective social status, self-rated health, and referent group sensitivity in a diverse US sample. Social Science & Medicine, 70(12), 2019-2028.

Rosenfeld L, Rudd R, Chew G, Emmons K, & Acevedo-García D. (2010). Are Neighborhood-Level Characteristics Associated with Indoor Level Allergens in the Household? Journal of Asthma. 47(1), 66-75.

Sanchez-Vaznaugh, E. V., Kawachi, I., Subramanian, S. V., Sánchez, B. N., & Acevedo-Garcia, D. (2009). Do socioeconomic gradients in BMI vary by race/ethnicity, gender and birthplace? American Journal of Epidemiology, 69(9), 1102-1112.

Osypuk TL, Galea S, McArdle N, & Acevedo-Garcia D. (2009). Quantifying Separate and Unequal: Racial/Ethnic Distributions of Neighborhood Poverty in Metropolitan America. Urban Affairs Review. 45(1).

Sanchez-Vaznaugh, EV, Kawachi, I, Subramanian, SV, Sánchez, BN, & Acevedo-Garcia, D (2008). Differential effect of birthplace and length of residence on body mass index (BMI) by education, gender and race/ethnicity. Social Science & Medicine, 67(8), 1300-1310.

Osypuk, TL, & Acevedo-Garcia, D (2008). Are racial disparities in preterm birth larger in hypersegregated areas? American Journal of Epidemiology, 167(11), 1295-1304.

Bates, LM, Acevedo-Garcia, D, Alegria, M, & Krieger, N (2008). Immigration and generational trends in body mass index and obesity in the United States: results of the National Latino and Asian-American Survey (NLAAS), 2002-2003. American Journal of Public Health, 98(1), 70-77.

Acevedo-Garcia D, Osypuk TL, McArdle N, & Williams DR. (2008). Towards a Policy-Relevant Analysis of Geographic and Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Child Health. Health Affairs. 27(2).  

Acosta L, Acevedo-García D, Perzanowski MS, Mellins R, Rosenfeld L, Cortés D, Gelman A, Fagan JK, Bracero LA, Correa JC, Reardon AM, & Chew GL. (2008). The New York City Puerto Rican asthma project: study design, methods, and base-line results. Journal of Asthma. 45(1), 51-7.

Acevedo-Garcia, D, Soobader, M-J, & Berkman, LF (2007). Low birthweight among US Hispanic/Latino subgroups: The effect of maternal foreign-born status and education. Social Science & Medicine, 65(12), 2503-2516.

Jun, H.-J, & Acevedo-Garcia, D (2007). The effect of single motherhood on smoking by socioeconomic status and race/ethnicity. Social Science & Medicine, 65(4), 653-666.

Haas, JS, Earle, CC, Orav, JE, Brawarsky, P, Neville, BA, Acevedo-Garcia, D, et al. (2007). Lower Use of Hospice by Cancer Patients who Live in Minority Versus White Areas. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 22(3), 396-399.

Subramanian, SV, Acevedo-Garcia, D, & Osypuk, TL (2005). Racial residential segregation and geographic heterogeneity in black/white disparity in poor self-rated health in the US: a multilevel statistical analysis. Social Science & Medicine, 60(8), 1667-1679.

Acevedo-Garcia, D, Soobader, M-J, & Berkman, LF (2005). The differential effect of foreign-born status on low-birthweight by race/ethnicity and education. Pediatrics, 115, e20-e30.

Gold, DR, & Acevedo-Garcia, D (2005). Immigration to the United States and acculturation as risk factors for asthma and allergy. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 116(1), 38-41.

Osypuk, TL, Kawachi, I, Subramanian, SV, & Acevedo-Garcia, D (2006). Are state patterns of smoking different for different racial/ethnic groups? Public Health Reports, 121(5), 563-577.

Acevedo-Garcia D, Pan J, Jun H-J, Osypuk TL, Emmons KM (2005). The effect of immigrant generation on smoking. Social Science & Medicine, 61(6), 1223-1242.

Acevedo-Garcia, D, Barbeau, E, Bishop, JA, Pan, JC, Emmons, KM (2004). Undoing an epidemiologic paradox: the tobacco industry’s targeting of U.S. immigrants. American Journal of Public Health, 94(12), 2188-2193.

Acevedo-Garcia, D, Lochner, K, Osypuk, TL, Subramanian, SV (2003). Future directions in segregation and health research: A multilevel approach. American Journal of Public Health, 93(2), 215-221.

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Books and Book Chapters

Acevedo-García D, Rosenfeld L, McArdle N, & Osypuk T. (2010). The Geography of Opportunity: A Framework for Child Development. In Men and Boys of Color. University of California Press. 358-406. Available Online.

Acevedo-Garcia D, Osypuk TL, & McArdle N. (July, 2009.) Racial/Ethnic Integration and Child Health Disparities. In The Integration Debate:  Competing Futures For American Cities. Routledge. 

McArdle N. (2009). Color Lines in a Multiracial Nation:  An Institutional Demographic Overview of the U.S. in the 21st Century. In 21st Century Color Lines: Exploring the Frontiers of Our Multiracial Future. The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University. Temple University Press.

McArdle N. & Eaton S. (April, 2007). Race, Ethnicity and Citizenship in the United States 150 Years After Dred Scott v. Sandford. The Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice. Harvard Law School.  

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Issue Briefs

diversitydatakids.org, (2014). Unequal Family Leave: Are working parents eligible, and can they afford it? Data-for-Action Fact Sheet, April 2014, Waltham, MA: diversitydatakids.org; Available Online.

diversitydatakids.org, (2014). Children in Double Jeopardy: Do children in U.S. metropolitan areas live in “double jeopardy” neighborhoods? Data-for-Action Fact Sheet, March 2014, Waltham, MA. Available Online.

diversitydatakids.org, (2014). Quality Check: Do young children in U.S. metropolitan areas live in neighborhoods with quality early childhood education? Data-for-Action Fact Sheet, March 2014, Waltham, MA: Available Online.

McArdle N, Hardy E, Osypuk T & Acevedo-Garcia D. (2012). The Changing Face of Homeowners in Large Metro Areas.  Diversitydata.org Issue Brief. 

McArdle N, Osypuk T, Hardy E & Acevedo-Garcia D. (2012). The Changing Face of Households with Children in Large Metropolitan Areas. Diversitydata.org Issue Brief.   

McArdle N, Osypuk T, Hardy E. & Acevedo-Garcia D. (2011). Segregation Falls for Black Children in Most Metro Areas But Remains High; Fewer Metros Experience Declines for Latinos. Diversitydata.org Issue Brief.  

McArdle, N, Osypuk, TL, Acevedo-García, D (2010). Prospects for Equity in Boston Public Schools' School Assignment Plans. diversitydata.org Issue Brief. September 2010. Available Online

McArdle N, Acevedo-Garcia D, & Osypuk TL. (September, 2010). Segregation and Exposure to High‐Poverty Schools in Large Metropolitan Areas: 2008-09.  Diversitydata.org Issue Brief.

McArdle, N, Osypuk TL, Acevedo-Garcia, D, (2007). Disparities in Neighborhood Poverty of Poor Black and White Children. diversitydata.org Issue Brief. May 2007. Harvard School of Public Health. Available Online

Acevedo-Garcia D, McArdle N, Osypuk TL, Lefkowitz B, & Krimgold BK. (January, 2007). Children Left Behind:  How Metropolitan Areas are Failing America’s Children. Diversitydata.org Issue Brief.

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Newspaper and Magazine Articles

McArdle, N. (December 18, 2004). Should Lynn Schools Use Boston’s Model? Op-ed published in the Boston Globe. 

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Presentations and Proceedings

Acevedo-Garcia, D. (April, 2014). diversitydatakids.org: An information system to monitor equity in child health. Small State, Big Debate: Inequality, The Connecticut Mirror, Hartford, CT.

Acevedo-Garcia, D. (April, 2014). Developing an information system to monitor equity in child health. Latina Researchers Conference, Latina Researchers Network, New York City, NY.

Acevedo-Garcia, D. (April, 2014). The diversitydata projects. America Healing Conference, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Ashville, NC.

Rosenfeld L. (Feb 2013). Health Impact Assessment: An Introduction to the Practice, with Applications to a Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax. University of New England, Health Impact Assessment Training. Freeport, ME.

Acevedo-Garcia, D. (October, 2012). The Health of Hispanic Populations in the United States: Opportunities for Improving Health Equity. (Keynote), The Health of Hispanic Populations in the United States, Aetna Foundation, Hartford, CT.

Acevedo-Garcia, D. (October, 2012). Using Data and Policy Indicators to Monitor Diversity and Equity Among America’s Children. Tuesday Talk Series, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.

Acevedo-Garcia, D. (July, 2012). Immigrant Families in MetroWest. Summer Speaker Series, Foundation for MetroWest, Natick, MA

Earle A, Joshi P, Geronimo K, Acevedo-Garcia D. (June 14-16, 2012). Job Quality among Minority and Immigrant Working Parents. Work Family Researchers Network Inaugural Conference, New York City, NY, presenter and session chair.

Rosenfeld L. (May, 2012). Health Literacy 101. National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ) Grantee Learning and Resource Meeting. Boston, MA.

Hardy E. (May, 2012). Diversity in Early Education. Advancing the Legacy of Mendez and Brown: A National Conference on School Diversity. The National Coalition on School Diversity.

Rosenfeld L. (April/May, 2012). Exploring the Promise and Practice of Health Impact Assessments: A New England Training Series. Boston, MA.

Rosenfeld L. (April, 2012). Health in All Policies, Designing Cross-Sector Policies to Improve Health. Social Determinants of Health: Law & Public Policy. Providence, RI.

Acevedo-Garcia, D. (March, 2012). Neighborhood opportunity, institutional capacity and child development. Transforming-Race 2012: Visions of Change Conference, The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

Hardy E. (March, 2012). Mapping Access to Communities of Opportunity for Kids. Transforming Race 2012: Visions of Change. Annual convening of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity. Ohio State University.

Rosenfeld L. (November, 2011). Understanding and Conducting Health Impact Assessments: Putting the Focus on Health Disparities. Northeast Prevention Institute Webinar. Lawrence, MA.

Joshi P. (November, 2011). Racial gaps in assets and wealth: Implications for Social Policy. Panel discussant at the Association for Public Policy and Management annual meeting. Washington, DC.

Nsiah-Jefferson L. (October, 2011). Diversity Challenge, Developing a Measure of Gendered Racism for Adolescent Girls. The Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture,  Boston College. Chestnut Hill, MA.

Rosenfeld L. (October, 2011).The “Built Environment” and Public Health: Synergies and Strategies. Schweitzer Achieving Health Equity Together Conference. Boston, MA.

Hardy E. (September, 2011). Using National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Data to Learn More about Diverse Learners in Michigan. First Annual Conference on Special Populations: Accelerating Student Achievement through Collaboration, Michigan Department of Education. Lansing, MI.  

Acevedo-Garcia, D. (June, 2011). The Geography of Opportunity: A framework for assessing racial/ethnic equity in Early Childhood Education. Presentation to the Board of the Foundation for Child Development, New York, NY.

Hardy E. (June, 2011). Equity in Early Opportunities to Learn: Examining the Roles of Place, Space, and Race - Exploratory Spatial Analysis of the Density of High-Quality Early Learning Centers, Neighborhood Opportunity and Racial Composition in Ohio and Massachusetts. Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank Policy Summit. Cleveland, OH.

Acevedo-Garcia, D. (May, 2011). Measuring race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status in health research:  We can do better. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.

Nsiah-Jefferson L. (May 29-31, 2011). Challenges Addressing Public Policy and Intersectionality. Intersectionality Learning Institute, Simon Fraser University and selected other Canadian universities, Squamish, British Columbia. 

Nsiah-Jefferson L . (May 12, 2011). Perceived Racial, Gender and Skin Color Discrimination in the Community Child Health Study Cohort. National Institutes for Health (NICHD).  Sterling, VA.  

Hardy E. (April, 2011). Equity in Early Opportunities to Learn: Examining the Roles of Place, Space, and Race - Exploratory Spatial Analysis of the Density of High-Quality Early Learning Centers, Neighborhood Opportunity and Racial Composition in Selected U.S. States. Northeastern University Research & Scholarship Expo. Boston, MA.

Rosenfeld L. (April, 2011). Professional Development Seminar: “Health Literacy 101.” South Shore Hospital. Weymouth, MA.

Acevedo-Garcia, D. (February, 2011). Residential Segregation and Child Health. The Science of Research on Discrimination and Health, National Institutes of Health, Washington, DC.

Hardy E. (January, 2011). High Quality Early Learning Centers in Low Opportunity Neighborhoods:  An Exploratory Analysis of Spatial Patterns Associated with Center Locations in Massachusetts. Center for Geographic Analysis, Harvard University, CGA Institute Presentations. Cambridge, MA.

Nsiah-Jefferson L. (August 24, 2010). Intersectionality, Stress, and Women of Color. Harvard University, Women’s Leadership Conference. Cambridge, MA. 

Joshi P, Eyerman J, Burke M & Burke B. (November, 2010). Building effective partnerships between faith-based and community organizations and emergency preparedness and response agencies: preliminary findings from the building resilience with diverse communities project. Paper presented at the Association for Public Policy and Management annual meeting, Boston, MA.

Rosenfeld L. (September, 2010). The Geography of Opportunity: A Framework for Child Development. Building Healthy Communities Through a Focus on Young Men and Boys of Color Conference. The  Warren Institute at UC-Berkeley and the California Endowment. Los Angeles, CA.

Rosenfeld L. (September, 2010). The Use of Evidence in Health Impact Assessment. Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management. Baltimore, MD.

Joshi P. (July, 2010). Documenting racial/ethnic inequity among children: Implications for state policy. Presentation at the State Fiscal Analysis Initiative (SFAI) grantee meeting. Albuquerque, NM. 

Rosenfeld L. (June, 2010). The Use of Evidence in Health Impact Assessment. Academy Health. Boston, MA.

Rosenfeld L. (April, 2010). Health Impact Assessment: Applications for Toxic Traffic. Museum of Science. Boston, MA.

Rosenfeld L. (April, 2010). Indoor Allergens and Neighborhood Characteristics. Northeastern University. Boston, MA.

Rosenfeld L. (March, 2010). Neighborhood-Level Characteristics Associated with Indoor Allergens: Data from New York City and the Puerto Rican Asthma Project. Northeastern University. Boston, MA.

Acevedo-Garcia, D. (February, 2010). Immigration and Health in the Americas: Linked Destinies. PAHO/WHO Symposium Connecting Ideas and Knowledge: Sharing on Equity and Health, 10th Anniversary of Equity and Health listserv, Washington, DC.

Acevedo-Garcia, D. (February, 2010). An Equity of Opportunity Framework for Child Development. PAHO/WHO Symposium Connecting Ideas and Knowledge: Sharing on Equity and Health, 10th Anniversary of Equity and Health listserv, Washington, DC.

Rosenfeld L. (January 2010). Race, Income, and Education: Analyzing America’s Achievement Gap. Northeastern University. Boston, MA.

Rosenfeld L. (November, 2009). Neighborhood-level characteristics and indoor allergens in the household. 137th American Public Health Association Meeting. Philadelphia, PA.

Rosenfeld L. (November, 2009). Highlighting the Aural Exchange: Examining distinct types of literacy in chronic disease management .137th American Public Health Association Meeting. Philadelphia, PA.

Rosenfeld L. (November, 2009). Evaluation of Community Connect To Research (CC2R.) 137th American Public Health Association Meeting. Philadelphia, PA.  

Rosenfeld L. (May, 2009). Community Connect To Research: evaluation of a patient portal.  First Annual Harvard Center for Biomedical Informatics Symposium. Boston, MA.

Nsiah-Jefferson L. (October 3, 2008). Diversity Challenge, Black Women in Need of Healing: Preliminary Findings. Boston College, The Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture. Chestnut Hill, MA. 

Rosenfeld L. (November, 2007). Puerto Ricans in the Bronx, NY: Sociocontextual influences on asthma – building and neighborhood type. 135th American Public Health Association Meeting. Washington, DC.

Rosenfeld L. (May, 2007). Puerto Ricans in the Bronx, NY:  Building and neighborhood characteristics and respiratory illness. Third Annual Puerto Rican Public Health Conference. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Rosenfeld L & Watts V. (March, 2007). Free listing: Beyond survey development. Sixth Annual Qualitative Research Conference. University of Missouri-St. Louis, College of Education. St. Louis, MO.

Rosenfeld L. & Gall V. (November, 2006) Health Literacy in America: Why and how to improve written and oral communication. American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting. Washington, DC.

Rosenfeld L. (October, 2006). Applying the Principles of Health Literacy: Interactive discussion/critique of adolescent health brochures. The New England Regional Advisory Committee Meeting: Health Literacy – The Language of Adolescents, Boston, MA.

Rosenfeld L & Epstein Anderson J. (July, 2006). Training on plain language and health literacy. Plain Language Institute, The Literacy Assistance Center. New York, NY.  

Rosenfeld L & Rudd R. (April, 2006). Preventing Disasters and Minimizing their Consequences. American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Cambridge, MA.

Joshi P, Quane J, Jacobs E, & Cherlin A. (April, 2004). No time for marriage? Union formation decisions among low-income single urban mothers. Paper presented at the Population Association of America annual meeting. Boston, MA.  

Quane J, & Joshi P. (November, 2003). The roles housing assistance and neighborhood poverty play in recipients’ efforts to leave welfare for work.

Paper presented at the Center for Society and Health, School of Public Health, Harvard University.

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Reports

Child Health Impact Assessment Working Group (including Rosenfeld L), (November, 2006). Unhealthy Consequences: Energy Costs and Child Health - A Child Health Impact Assessment of Energy Costs and the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Available Online.

Orfield G & McArdle N. (August, 2006). The Vicious Cycle: Segregated Housing, Schools, and Intergenerational Inequality. Joint Center for Housing Studies. 

Child Health Impact Assessment Working Group (including Rosenfeld L). (June, 2005). Affordable Housing and Child Health - A Child Health Impact Assessment of the Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program. Available Online.

McArdle, N. (2004). Racial Equity and Opportunity in Metro Boston Job Markets. The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University.

Harris DJ & McArdle N. (January, 2004). More than Money: The Spatial Mismatch Between Where Homebuyers of Color Can Afford to Live and Where They Actually Reside. The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University.  

McArdle N. (2004). A Racial Equity and Opportunity Agenda for Metro Boston. In Poverty & Race. Poverty Race Research Action Council. 

McArdle N. (December, 2003). Beyond Poverty:  Race and Concentrated Poverty Neighborhoods in Metro Boston. The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University.  

McArdle N. (June, 2002). Racial Trends and Segregation in the San Diego Metropolitan Area: 1990-2000. The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University.

McArdle N. (June, 2002). Racial Trends and Segregation in the Boston Metropolitan Area: 1990-2000. The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University. 

McArdle N. (June, 2002). Racial Trends and Segregation in the Chicago Metropolitan Area: 1990-2000. The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University. 

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