February 1, 2018
Sohini Ramachandran and Lundy Braun are the featured speakers of the February 28, 2018, Academy in Context dinner-seminar entitled, "Approaches to Studying Race and Health." Ramachandran will discuss how current genomic studies of disease focus on homogeneous, and usually European, patient data. Braun will describe how the spirometer, a machine that measures lung function, routinely "corrects" for race in clinical and research settings. Ramachandran is an Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Computer Science and Director for the Center for Computational Molecular Biology. Braun is a Professor of Medical Science and Africana Studies. Learn more.