The Social Inequalities in Health Journal Club is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Social Inequalities and Health and led by faculty member Lisa Bates. Affiliates of the Center meet monthly to discuss journal articles pertaining to social, behavioral, and cultural factors and health with relevance to the investigation and interpretation of health disparities. Participants read 1-2 articles in advance and engage in an open discussion, including critical textual analysis and consideration of broader substantive and methodological implications.
Articles are selected that: a) support general scholarly “literacy”; b) challenge prevailing paradigms/methods; c) introduce new approaches or topics; and d) make for a fun and interesting discussion. Suggestions of topics or specific articles to discuss are always welcome. The club meets once a month for an hour and a half. Coffee and light fare is provided.