TMC Seminar (Online) || “The intersection of gender and denomination on cardiovascular disease risk factors for African Americans” with Keisha L. Bentley-Edwards, PhD
Dr. Keisha L. Bentley-Edwards is the Associate Director of Research for the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity and an Assistant Professor at Duke University’s School of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine. Dr. Bentley-Edwards’ interdisciplinary research focuses on how culture, gender and racism influence healthy development throughout the lifespan. Her health equity-based research has been supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Her current NIH projects examine the role of religion and religious coping on cardiovascular disease risk factors and dementia. She regularly shares her expertise on the role of structural racism and bias on health, education and social outcomes with policymakers, practitioners and the broader community.