Defector Analyzes Vaccine Distribution
Alumna Jamie Slaughter-Acey, PhD in Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology '10, was featured in an analysis by Defector, a sports-oriented website. Slaughter-Acey provided wide-ranging commentary on the numerous challenges surrounding dissemination of COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S. Slaughter-Acey is an assistant professor of epidemiology and community health at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.
I’m an epidemiologist, I understand the science. And I’m also an African American, who knows the stories of Tuskegee along with, for example, the forced sterilization program in this country. And I’ve had my own experiences with the healthcare system, I have not always felt like I’ve gotten the best treatment because of my race. Or when the staff found out I am an epidemiologist, the way that I’m treated is completely switched or changed.PhD in Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology '10|