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Resources on Race, Racism and Health Disparities

Resource guide on race, racism and health disparities in Oregon and in the United States, curated by the OHSU Library and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.


This guide, compiled by the Library and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, is intended as a resource guide for OHSU community members on race, racism and health in Oregon and in the United States. For resources specifically related to retention and recruitment, please see the Diversity in Academic Medicine guide.

This guide focuses primarily on anti-Black racism and is by no means comprehensive, but offers starting points to incorporate into instruction, research and personal study.  Resources in the guide are available either online for free or via the Library with your OHSU account.  

Contact us for assistance with identifying additional resources for a given topic, or to suggest additions to this resource guide. 


Many of the print and electronic copies of books listed in this guide are available at OHSU thanks to the efforts of the Student Wellness and Professionalism (SWAP) representatives from the School of Medicine student councils, with funding from the School of Medicine Dean’s Fund sought out and secured by the M.D. Class of 2023 SWAP representatives, in a project led by Sammy Clark (Med23). Responding to their community’s calls to action in support of the Black Lives Matter movement in June 2020, the project leaders sought to expand the Library’s anti-racism book collection in order to provide students from all programs and classes with resources for further reading and discussion. Because of these student leaders, a robust collection will be accessible for years to come. View the entire collection in the Library's catalog.