Project - Racial Disparities in Physical & Mental Health Study
This collaboration examines racial inequity in high-risk psychiatric care recommendations, as there is accumulating evidence that quantity, quality, and receipt of psychological care as an intervention to suicide is less accessible to Black Americans relative to white Americans.
The project addresses this issue by assessing provider biases in risk assessment and psychiatric treatment recommendations for Black relative to White hypothetical patients. By experimentally testing the role of racial biases in suicide risk assessment and intervention as well as by examining the underlying mechanisms of such biases, the work hopes to introduce new perspectives and possible solutions to mental health disparities.
Research Director of Equity Labs