Overall Rates of Stroke Decreasing, but Racial Inequity Worsens for Black Americans, New Study Finds

January 10, 2024
Olajide A. Williams, MD, MS

Olajide A. Williams, MD, MS Professor and Chief of Staff of Neurology, Associate Dean of Community Research and Engagement, Columbia University Irving Medical Center Co-Director of the Community Engagement Core Resource, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

Structural racism creates access barriers to treatment, financial and transportation barriers, and lived experiences of personal racism, all of which contribute to toxic stress, inflammation, and conditions like high blood pressure, according to Dr. Olajide Williams, professor of neurology at Columbia University. "These are searing, tragic, preventable inequities, really driven by structural racism," said Williams. [read more]

Source: ABC News Online