Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice

October 1, 2023
Professor Samuel Myers Jr. has been awarded a two-year, $417,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study racial disparities in drowning deaths. While conventional explanations for these disparities focus on individual behaviors and characteristics,  Myers and the project team hypothesize that structural factors such as systemic racial discrimination play outsized roles in explaining the racial disparities.