Season 2, Episode 6: “Community Health Equity: A Chicago Reader” with Raj Shah, MD & Fernando De Maio, PhD

In this episode we sit with Dr. Fernando De Maio and Dr. Raj Shah. Together they are co-directors of the Center for Community Health Equity — a collaboration between DePaul and Rush University — founded in 2015. They are also co-editors of “Community Health Equity: A Chicago Reader” — released in April 2019. We discuss the book as a framework to understand the arc of the public health story in Chicago. We also cover topics such as structural violence, racism, and how to conduct more useful and accessible research for underserved communities here in Chicago.


– Center for Community Health Equity:
– Interviews with key researchers:…ealth-equity/
– Community Health Equity: A Chicago Reader:…36366389.html
– Teachers’ Guide:…aching-guide/
– The Virginia Commonwealth University Mapping Life Expectancy Project:
– The Alliance for Health Equity:
– West Side United:
– WHO = World Health Organization;
– Health Equity Social Justice Conference (Summer 2020 date TBD)
– Chicago Department of Public Health;

Guests’ Recommendations:
From Dr. Fernando De Maio, DePaul University
– Any book by Dr. Paul Farmer:

From Dr. Raj Shah, Rush:
– How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi,

Interested in research opportunities at CHET?
– Visit…index.html

Outro music provided by:-JB Positive Music: @jbpositivemusic


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