The Dream Revisited: Health and Segregation

Research & Policy | October 25th 2017

The twenty-fifth discussion on The Dream Revisited, Health and Segregation, debates the significance of residential segregation as a social determinant of health and explores potential policy responses. 

Essays in the latest discussion include:

  • Health in the Segregated City by Mariana C. Arcaya and Alina Schnake-Mahl, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning at the MIT School of Architecture and Planning and a Scientific Doctorate Candidate at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health;
  • Segregated Health Systems by Jose F. Figueroa, Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Associate Physician at Brigham & Women’s Hospital;
  • Why Aren’t Segregation’s Effects on Health Larger by Sherry Glied, Dean of NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and Professor of Public Service; and
  • Residential Segregation and Health: A Hypothesis Still in Search of Convincing Evidence by Robert Kaestner, Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the University of California, Riverside.

The Dream Revisited is a series of thoughtful debates related to racial and economic segregation in neighborhoods and schools. It is a project of the NYU Furman Center and edited by Ingrid Gould Ellen and Justin Steil. Past discussions have explored the poor door debate, implicit bias, furthering fair housing, economic segregation in schools, and segregation with the financial crisis. 

To learn about new discussions on The Dream Revisited, join the NYU Furman Center mailing list. ​Share your questions and reactions to the essays on Twitter via the hashtag #TheDreamRevisited.

The Dream Revisited is supported in part by a grant from the Open Society Foundations. If you have any comments or suggestions for future discussions, email us at [email protected]

« Previous | The Stoop | Next »