The ONLINE CENTER FOR PUBLIC HEALTH CRITICAL RACE PRAXIS (PHCRP) was established in 2011 to help foster a racial equity movement within the Public Health community. Researchers in this movement (these researchers may be called “healthcrits”) use Public Health Critical Race (PHCR) Praxis to investigate and address the root causes of health disparities and health inequities. PHCRP is an emerging, social justice approach to health equity research and practice.
Founder. Dr. Chandra Ford is Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Her areas of expertise are in the social determinants of HIV/AIDS disparities, access to healthcare, the health of sexual minority populations and PHCR Praxis/Critical Race Theory. Ford earned her Ph.D. from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina. She completed postdoctoral fellowships at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine (Social Medicine) and Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health (Epidemiology), where she was a W. K. Kellogg Foundation Kellogg Health Scholar. Dr. Ford has received several competitive awards, including a North Carolina Impact Award for research benefitting North Carolinians.
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