Lundy Braun, "'Race correction' and Medicine: Why does it matter?"

CSREA Conference Room, Hillel 303, 80 Brown Street

What I Am Thinking About Now: Professor Lundy Braun (Medical Science, Africana Studies)

The spirometer is a medical device that measures lung function.  The "correction" of these measurements for race is a routine practice in medical diagnosis of lung disease.  In this workshop Braun will discuss the history of this practice, its applications, and why it is problematic.  

What I Am Thinking About Now is an on-going informal workshop/seminar series to which faculty and graduate students are invited to present and discuss recently published work and work in progress.