“You Can’t Improve What You Don’t Measure.”
A lag in research on structural racism as a root cause of health inequities may be due, in part, to difficulties in measuring or quantifying the degree to which it exists within a community or society.
Valid, replicable and theoretically sound measures of structural racism are urgently needed in order to build evidence of its harms to population health and to identify pathways for intervention to advance racial health equity.
The Objective of the Measuring & Operationalizing Racism to achieve Health Equity (MORhELab) led by Dr. Rachel Hardeman is to: Explore and Develop ways to operationalize and measure structural racism for the purposes of empirical, quantitative investigation.
Rachel R. Hardeman PhD, MPH
Division of Health Policy & Management, University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Founder & Lead Scientist:
Race Against the Machine
J'Mag Karbeah, MPH
University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Division of Health Policy and Management
Brittney Butler, MPH
Epidemiology PhD Student
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Graduate Research Associate:
Brigette A. Davis, MPH
RWJF Health Policy Research Scholar
PhD Candidate, Population Health Sciences
Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
University of Minnesota Medical School