Self, Health Disparities in the United States
Institution Where Taught
University of Maryland
Year Course Taught
Web Address (URL)
This course examines health care disparities in the United States from an anthropological perspective. Sociopolitical and economic forces powerfully shape who gets sick, what illnesses/diseases they get, how they are treated while seeking care, what treatment options they have, and ultimate health outcomes. The course explores well-established social determinants of health such as race/ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic status, but also others like immigration status through ethnographic writings on health disparities.
RPA Codes & Standards
- Adequate Preparation for Research Projects
- Appropriate Dissemination of Research
- Archaeologist's Responsibility to the Public
Keywords & Terms
- Adequate Preparation
- Do No Harm
- Impact on Communities - Local, Descendant, etc.
- Public Interest, Collaboration, Education, and Outreach