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CSDE Regional Affiliate Amy Bailey Awarded NIH R21 Grant!

Posted: 1/25/2021 (CSDE Research)

CSDE Regional Faculty Affiliate Amy Kate Bailey (Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Illinois at Chicago) has been awarded an R21 grant from the National Institutes of Health. The project, “Historic Violence and Contemporary Racial Disparities in Birth Outcomes,” will assess whether county-level histories of threatened and completed lynchings predict contemporary rates of infant mortality, pre-term birth, and low birthweight, as well as racial disparities in these key health metrics.

Prof. Bailey, who serves as the PI, completed substantial work on the grant application while she was a visiting researcher and seminar coordinator at CSDE during her 2019-2020 sabbatical, and consulted with multiple CSDE staff members and affiliates during that process.  CSDE Faculty Affiliate Amelia Gavin is also a consultant on the project. Margaret Hicken (Associate Professor, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan), Michael Kramer (Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Emory University), and Michael Berbaum (Senior Biostatistician, Institute for Health Research and Policy, UIC) are co-investigators.