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Jerel Ezell

Assistant Professor, Africana Studies and Health Disparities, Cornell University

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Bio: Ezell's research focuses on health disparities and macrosocial risk factors that contribute to amplified risks of premature morbidity and mortality in the Rust Belt and rural areas in the Midwest and Northeast. A key focus in Ezell's work includes the role of austerity policy in forging and sustaining negative socioeconomic consequences in these areas which, in turn, wield disproportionate negative health impacts on racial/ethnic minorities. Ezell is an assistant professor in Africana Studies at Cornell University and a member of the Cornell Center for Health Equity and consults nonprofits on culturally sensitive research.

Research Interests: Rural Health, Urban Health, Environmental Impact on Communities, Health Disparities, Drugs

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