CEs: 0.5 Art
Art can be an important medium to begin talking about what anti-racism should look like. It helps us frame difficult conversations and show alternative perspectives. Data illustrations have been some of the most impactful ways that we see the effects of racism in our world. In an effort to make the narrative around public health data an accurate representation of our world today, we must be willing to use alternative frameworks to get the message across.
Learning Objectives: How can we use data to show inequitable impact across demographics and change public health policy to mediate that?
Rachel is a social science researcher that specializes in using data to create a narrative around racial disparities. Rachel believes one of the strongest steps to equity is collecting the and framing data around the existing inequity. Rachel earned her BA in Biological Anthropology and Sociology from Boston University. She has conducted research on the intersections of social media use and racial microaggressions, publishing her paper “Making a Microaggression: Using Big Data and Qualitative Analysis to Map the Reproduction and Disruption of Microaggressions through Social Media”. Additional work includes narrative data work with The COVID Racial Data Tracker, which illustrated racial disparities that exist in the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rachel aspires to pursue a profession in law and public health policy.