Access & Equity

How health care resources are distributed across the population and how access and health outcomes vary across different groups. LDI Senior Fellows focus on how to achieve greater access for vulnerable populations and how to reduce disparities in health outcomes.

Recognizing Racism in Medicine: A Student-Organized and Community-Engaged Health Professional Conference

Aug. 12, 2019

Ademide A. Adelekun, Sourik Beltrán, Julia Carney, Lanair A. LettWhitney U. Orji, Emily Rider-Longmaid, Daniel C. Stokes, Stephanie Teeple, and Jaya Aysola

Abstract [from journal]

Purpose: This piece details the evaluation and implementation of a student-led educational intervention designed to train health professionals on the impact of racism in health care and provide tools to mitigate it. In addition, this conference, cosponsored by medical, nursing, and social work training programs, facilitates development of networks of


Assessing the Acceptability of a Peer Mentor Mother Intervention to Improve Retention in Care of Postpartum Women Living with HIV

Florence Marie Momplaisir, MD, MSHP, FACP
Jul. 15, 2019

Yetunde Akinde, Allison K. Groves, Hervette Nkwihoreze, Erika Aaron, Gregg Alleyne, Charmaine Wright, John Jemmott, Florence M. Momplaisir

Abstract [from journal]

Background: Many women living with HIV (WLWH) experience poor postpartum retention in HIV care. There are limited evidence-based interventions in the United States aimed at increasing retention of WLWH postpartum; however, evidence from low-resource settings suggest that women who receive peer mentoring experience higher retention and viral suppression postpartum.

Methods: We conducted 15 semistructured interviews with pregnant or postpartum women from an urban U.S. clinic to assess factors


Contributors to Post-injury Mental Health in Urban Black Men with Serious Injuries

Research Brief
Jun. 21, 2019

Factors over the life course affect the mental health of urban black men with serious injuries.  Childhood adversity, pre-injury physical and mental health conditions, and intentional injury (violence) are risk factors for post-injury depression and posttraumatic stress. Clinicians should expand assessment beyond the acute injury event to identify those patients at risk for poor mental health outcomes.

Reimagining Care to Support Families and Workers

Nov. 5, 2018

At some point in our lives, each of us will need care, or be asked to provide or arrange care for a loved one. Historically, we have relied on unpaid or poorly paid labor, largely delivered by women and minorities, to fill these needs; however, current arrangements are neither fair nor feasible.