Crossroads: Conversations about
Race, Gender & Disability

Rasheera Dopson

By Rasheera Dopson

Rasheera Dopson

Rasheera Dopson, MPH is a qualitative researcher at the National Center of Primary Care at Morehouse School of Medicine. Her intersectional research approach has supported systems, organizations, and teams to advance equity and mitigate health disparities in multiple marginalized communities through the avenues of community-engaged policy-focused advocacy work. She is also the founder of the Dopson Foundation whose organizational aim is the advancement and betterment of professional, health, and social equity for women and girls with disabilities.

Blogs by Rasheera Dopson

Disability it is one of those topics that fall within the intersection of health and social sciences. How the disability community is structured, supported, and even developed depends holistically on the delicate balance of medical intervention and societal inclusion.

At the intersection of health justice lies the answer of equity. Equity burdens us all with the task of foreseeable change. Equity is focused less on the performative act and concentrates more on application.

Rahseer Dopson interviews Daniel E. Dawes, JD of Moorhouse about health equity and health reform.

To eliminate present-day inequities, we have to first acknowledge the decision-making power behind our healthcare system.

Studies have shown that even though the Tuskegee study took place decades ago—the mistrust primarily among black men has become a barrier to accessing health services.

In the 21st century progression and health equity are assumed to be a given, yet the health of Black men has yet to improve.

Rasheera Dopson

Rasheera Dopson is a Master of Public Health student at Morehouse School of Medicine.

Rasheera Dopson explains that when looking at health equity, it is important to give people what they need when they need it in the amount they need it in, so that they can achieve optimal health.

Rasheera Dopson explains the importance of acknowledging the need for intersectional work and study is imperative in understanding how population groups can overlap and how that overlap can have just as much of an influence on one’s health outcome as their sole identity status.

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