Sharif and Co-Author Publish on COVID-19 Disparities in Toronto among Arab, Middle Eastern, and West Asian Populations
Posted: 1/29/2023 (CSDE Research)
CSDE Affiliate Mienah Sharif and co-author Dr. Neda Maghbouleh (Univ. of Toronto, Sociology) recently collaborated on a paper published in Health Promotion Practice entitled “COVID-19 Disparities Among Arab, Middle Eastern, and West Asian Populations in Toronto: Implications for Improving Health Equity Among Middle Eastern and North African Communities in the United States“. In this paper, with data from Toronto Public Health, the authors document the stark disparities between Arab, Middle Eastern, and West Asian Populations compared to white residents of Toronto. They draw on the Public Health Critical Race Praxis (PHCRP) to support ongoing, transdisciplinary and community-based efforts calling on the disaggregation of data, in the United States, in order to highlight the inequities Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) communities face here.