Finigan-Carr Urges Multidisciplinary Approach to Study & Improve African American Students' Outcomes
Deputy Director of the Institute’s Ruth Young Center for Maryland, Nadine Finigan-Carr PhD, is featured in UMB Catalyst for her distinctive, multidisciplinary approach to studying the ties between African American students’ outcomes and their health. Finigan-Carr, an educator and public health professional, urges researchers to abandon traditional academic silos and broadly engage in a search for solutions to address the intersections of social injustice, educational inequity, and health disparities that harm the well-being of African American youth. Editor of the 2017 book, Linking Health and Education for African American Students’ Success, Finigan-Carr collaborated with contributors from several disciplines to explore the social determinants of health and educational outcomes.
In speaking about the book, Finigan-Carr states, “We are talking about real children, real youth, real families, and we needed a book that describes the structures and the systems which underlie health disparities and educational inequalities and makes this a social justice issue and puts all of the pieces together.”
Listen to Dr. Finigan-Carr speak about the book with Dr. Richard Lofton, Assistant Professor from JHU School of Education.
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