Need an expert? Ethnic and racial disparities in COVID-19-related deaths

Posted on Thursday, June 11, 2020

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Members of the media may directly contact the following experts:

Dr. Sanni Yaya (English and French)

Full Professor, School of International Development and Global Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences


Dr. Ronald Labonté (English only)

Distinguished Research Chair and Full Professor, School of Epidemiology and Public Health


“COVID-19 has further exposed the strong association between race, ethnicity, culture, socioeconomic status and health outcomes and illuminated monumental ethnoracialised differences reflecting the ‘colour of disease’. Acquisition of disaggregated data will be vital in identifying gaps in the social determinants of these health disparities and tailoring global policy responses.”

Summary extract from the article “Ethnic and racial disparities in COVID-19-related deaths: counting the trees, hiding the forest” recently published in BMJ Global Health.

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