Reducing the Impact of Systemic Racism on Health in New York City by 2025


CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

Bacchus's research focuses on racial disparities in health including, criminal justice reform and housing and health insurance policies. Overarching themes in Bacchus's writings include, reducing mass incarceration, the effects of housing polices on marginalized communities, and inequitable access to health insurance. Bacchus has written an op-ed on the importance of funding public higher education in NYC and published a report on low income housing policies in NYC for Roosevelt Institute.

CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

D'Angelo's research focuses on insurance-related barriers to equitable access to quality care and financial protection from illness, as well as a specific focus on the spectrum of systemic barriers to universal PrEP access in the U.S. Overarching themes in D'Angelo's writings include a focus on the for-profit, systemic healthcare drivers of health inequity, LGBTQ health and HIV prevention.

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Freudenberg's research focuses on the impact of corporate business and political practices on public health. Freudenberg analyzes how changes in 21st century capitalism have influenced global patterns of health and disease. A main focus of his work is on the role of global food business in food insecurity, diet-related diseases, and the rise of low wage food work. Freudenberg also studies the role of social movements and civil society in creating alternatives to health damaging social and economic policies. He is a Distinguished Professor of Public Health, Director of the Doctoral Program at CUNY's School of Public Health, and Director of the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy.

Northwell Health

Jardine's research focuses on health inequity and sexual and reproductive health education. Overarching themes in Jardine's writings include sexual and reproductive health, health disparities, social determinants of health and anti-racism. Jardine serves on the Urban Studies Advisory board at the CUNY Stella and Charles Guttman Community College. Jardine also serves as the Doctoral Senator for the CUNY School of Public Health's Graduate Student Government Association (GSGA). Jardine serves as the Deputy Director of the Center for Global Health at Northwell Health.

CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy
Monica Rossi

Rossi's research focuses on health equity and the design of the built environment. Overarching themes in Rossi's writings include the importance of designing spaces for physical activity and the urgent need for creating and maintaining infrastructure that improves youth mental and overall health. Rossi serves as co-founder of KALM Living, an infrastructural health equity research, design and build firm, and is working with the American Medical Association on exploring minoritized physician spaces and well-being. Rossi is a Ph.D. student in Community Health and Health Policy at CUNY School of Public Health and is the leader of Sanctuario, an Afro-Latin-inspired music and dance collective.

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Weckesser's research focuses on maternal and child mental health, government benefits, and health policy. Overarching themes in Weckesser's writings include racial and economic health disparities, Medicaid, NYC health policy, housing policy, and mental health. Weckesser serves as the Center Policy and Advocacy Manager at CUNY SPH's Center for Innovation in Mental Health and on the Young Alumni Board at her alma mater, Drew University.