Combating the Invisibility of Middle Eastern and North African Identities in American Health Care
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Join Elyas Bakhtiari, assistant professor of sociology at William & Mary, for a presentation about how to incorporate Middle Eastern and North African Americans into health disparities research. Professor Bakhtiari will discuss the implications of population categorization, defining races and ethnicities, how the 9/11 terrorist attacks have impacted the way that Middle Eastern and North African Americans are categorized, and the effects of institutionalized racism. Learn how invisibility affects social determinants of health and how visibility can save lives.
Participants are encouraged to participate in the Q&A opportunity with Professor Bakhtiari after the presentation!