Ekene Ijeoma’s Black Mobility and Safety in the US course this fall will include a series of public guest lectures around living while Black. Tune in for the second event of the series featuring Professor Arline T. Geronimus on September 15 at 2pm.
Arline T. Geronimus is a Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education and is a Research Professor in the Population Studies Center at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, where she also is the founding director of the Public Health Demography training program. She is affiliated with the Center for Research on Ethnicity, Culture and Health. Professor Geronimus originated an analytic framework, "weathering" that posits that the health of Black Americans is subject to early health deterioration as a consequence of social exclusion. The concept of “weathering” has notably been discussed in the context of birthing while Black and is used to consider disparities regarding maternal health and birth outcomes for Black mothers versus women in other racial groups. An elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science, Professor Geronimus received her undergraduate degree in Political Theory from Princeton University, her doctorate in Behavioral Sciences from the Harvard School of Public Health, and did postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School.