Two research teams led by Faculty Affiliates, one led by Joyce Balls-Berry and another led jointly by Darrel Hudson and Ganesh Babulal, have received a combined $7 million in grants to support efforts to bring more Black Americans into Alzheimer’s research.
Faculty Affiliate Zakiya Luna shared her expertise in a recent article discussing the recent Supreme Court case, highlighting the particular importance of reproductive rights for women of color.
Faculty Affiliate and Benjamin E. Youngdahl Professor of Social Development Sean Joe lended his expertise in a recent USA Today article. He discussed the increase has been noticeable among preteen Black children, particularly in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Faculty Affiliate and Associate Professor of Law Travis Crum shared his expertise in a recent article discussing the consequences of Texas’s redistricting on Black and brown communities.
Faculty affiliate Dr. Sean Joe initiative “HomeGrown STL” has formed a Regional Steering Committee of 25 senior-level decision-makers from across the region to address the critical issues impacting Black boys & young men in the STL region.
Faculty affiliate Michael Esposito shared his recent research with My Modern Met . He discussed the connections between urban planning and cognitive health, and how those connections are shaped by race, gender and socioeconomic status.
Faculty affiliate Bettina Drake and colleagues have received a $17 million National Cancer Institute grant that has a special focus on improving the diversity of research participants.
Faculty affiliate Helina Woldekiros and her collaborators recently launched a new open-access database collects and shares publications on African archaeology , broadly defined, by African and Afrodescendant scholars.
Congrats to faculty affiliate Calvin Lai ! Dr. Lai has received a grant from the Department of Justice that will support his evaluation of a diversity training program for thousands of law enforcement members.
Postdoctoral affiliate Savannah Larimore conducted a #COVID19 study that found that counties with more incarcerated people had higher infection rates.
Faculty affiliate Travis Crum shared his expertise with the MO House redistricting commission.
Faculty affiliate Andrew Reeves has just published new research with colleagues that suggests “that presidential accountability is still alive”.
Faculty affiliate Sean Joe wrote a piece in Science Magazine analyzing mass incarceration and the data problems that need to be addressed to create evidence-based reforms.
Co-director Hedwig Lee shared her expertise in health disparities in a recent Medical News Today article discussing the particular barriers to COVID19 care and vaccination experienced by undocumented people.
Faculty Affiliate Deanna Barch ‘s new research shows that genetic risk for mental disorders is associated with brain structure and the occurrence of psychotic-like experiences in 9- and 10-year-old children.
Co-director Hedwig Lee will be on St. Louis on the Air on Friday to discuss the collateral damage of the Criminal Justice system, which she discussed in the review she recently co-authored: “Assessing mass incarceration’s effects on families”.
Congratulations to faculty affiliate Douglas Flowe for his recent award from the American Historical Association for his newest book “Uncontrollable Blackness: African American Men and Criminality in Jim Crow New York” !
Co-Director Hedwig Lee co-authored a review that exposes the harm mass incarceration has on families and advocates for family-friendly interventions.
WashU & Slavery director Geoff Ward, Dr. Kelly Schmidt and Prof. Bryan Jack for a discussion of STL Universities Studying Slavery.
Faculty Affiliate Jason Newland & the entire team at the Washington University School of Medicine are playing a key part in the vaccine trials for children under 12 years old.
Faculty affiliate Daniel Harawa of Washington University School of Law wrote an argument analysis in SCOTUSblog discussing the recent case, Wooden v. United States.
Faulty affiliate Kellie Thompson, director of the Brown School’s Kathryn M. Buder American Indian Studies Center, is organizing an “Indigenous Knowledge & Sustainability” forum that was highlighted by STL Public Radio .
Faculty affiliate Karma Frierson shared her expertise on the doubly marginalized experience of AfroLatinx people in a recent STL Public Radio piece. Read more here:
Faculty affiliate and renown linguist John Baugh gave an international web talk at Aligarh Muslim University in India titled “Linguistic Imperialism and Linguistic Profiling in Global Perspective”.
Faculty affiliates Geoff Ward and David Cunningham and Co-director Hedwig Lee have co-edited a special issue of The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science titled “Legacies of Racial Violence: Clarifying and Addressing the Presence of the Past”.
Faculty affiliate Fred Ssewamala was recently awarded a $3.2 million grant by the National Institute of Mental Health to address HIV stigma’s impact on low rates of medication adherence and viral suppression among adolescents in Uganda.
Faculty affiliate, Rebecca Wanzo, shared her expertise in a local news piece discussing the ways American media bestows a lack of worthiness on POC and LGBTQ people through her juxtaposition of the Gabby Petito case with the cases of missing POC and LGBTQ people.
Genetic Technologies Limited, a Genomics/AI health business, announced a collaboration with Washington University Institute of Public Health and faculty affiliate and world-renowned epidemiologist Graham Colditz to enable expanded risk testing for populations of African descent.
Faculty affiliate, Julia López, and her other Washington University School of Medicine Infectious Diseases Division Spanish-speaking colleagues are participating in STL Juntos : a STL organization that helps connect Spanish speakers w/ both resources to navigate the pandemic & health professionals.
The WashU & Slavery Project is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to help advance collaborative project research, teaching, and engagement and work closely with the project director and participating faculty, staff, and students. For more information and to apply go to the position announcement here.
Faculty affiliate and small grant recipient, Noah Cohan discusses his project Whereas Hoop and the lack of basketball courts in Forest Park, “The problem… is systemic racism, along with… redlining.”
Faculty affiliate Jason Newland is working with the National Institute of Health and CDC to complete COVID-19 Vaccine trials and testing studies in local school districts.
Faculty affiliate Karen Joynt Maddox shares about the crisis in hospitals as care is being rationed due to the COVID19 pandemic.
Faculty affiliate James Gibson was recently interviewed in the Washington Post about the overlooked significance of state supreme courts in shaping the rights and lives of people.
Faculty affiliate Ila Sheren shared her expertise in a panel discussion on “Hostile Terrain 94”: a global pop-up exhibition that gives representation to the thousands of migrants who died crossing the US–Mexico border since the mid-1990s. Read more here: https://tinyurl.com/sheren-cre2
Faculty affiliate Sheretta Butler-Barnes has received a three-year $697,914 National Science Foundation grant for a project titled “Collaborative Research: Black Parents’ Racial Socialization Competencies and Youth Outcomes in Response to Racial Violence.”
Faculty affiliate and national expert on Black suicide Dr. Sean Joe speaks to the need to address the growing crisis of suicide among young people of color.
Faculty affiliate, Rebecca Wanzo, shared her insights & expertise on the cultural & historical significance of the new film Candyman in a recent “The Root” article.
Faculty affiliate Travis Crum was cited in a recent MSNBC article discussing the passing of the historic John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act .
Faculty affiliate Ebony Carter discussed the pressing need to curb the increasing rates of gestational diabetes, particularly in pregnant people from racial and ethnic minority populations,” in a recent, co-authored editorial.
Faculty affiliate Deanna Barch and colleagues’ research points to a lasting link between brain underdevelopment and poverty and associated factors (stress, etc).
Faculty affiliate William Nomikos offers his expertise in post-conflict power-sharing agreements and factors that increase the likelihood of success in helping others understand the crisis in Afghanistan.
Faculty Affiliate Dr. Lisa de las Fuentes of Washington University School of Medicine is a co-investigator on a new $8.8 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant studying interaction of specific genes with demographic and lifestyle factors.
CRE2 Co-director Hedwig Lee, Faculty Affiliate Geoff Ward, and David Cunningham have co-edited a special edition of The American Academy of Political and Social Sciences’ The Annals titled “Legacies of Racial Violence: Clarifying and Addressing the Presence of the Past”.
Faculty Affiliate Rafia Zafar co-edited a special issue of The African American Review on Arturo Alfonso Schomburg, a central figure in the Harlem Renaissance and a leading advocate for Puerto Rican and Cuban independence from Spain.
Faculty Affiliate Patty Heyda was cited in a St. Louis Today article discussing the necessity of pairing zoning with good urban planning.
Faculty Affiliate Jean Allman will be one of the leading scholars in the African Institute, Sharjah’s Global Ghana initiative.
Faculty Affiliate Karen Joynt Maddox was cited in a Tennessee Tribune article discussing the necessity of increasing vaccination rates.
Preview of CRE2 Associate Director Dr. Cynthia Rogers recently published findings on neutral responses to racist threats.
Faculty Affiliate Rebecca Wanzo won Best Scholarly Work for her book The Content of Our Caricature: African American Comic Art and Political Belonging.