Center Faculty Rachel Johnson Thornton recently co-authored (with Department of Pediatrics faculty Drs. Erica Sibinga and Tina Cheng) an OpEd in the popular health care blog “KevinMD”

Center faculty Rachel Johnson Thornton recently co-authored (with Department of Pediatrics faculty Drs. Erica Sibinga and Tina Cheng) an OpEd in the popular health care blog “KevinMD”. It was titled “What three pediatricians think about the civil unrest in Baltimore,” and was posted to the blog on Thursday, June 4th. The piece discusses the impact of concentrated neighborhood disadvantage, violence, and recent unrest in Baltimore on child health and health disparities in our city. You can read the post at tinyurl.com/p6jlo7o. Rachel was also featured on “Midday with Dan Rodricks” on May 21st in a segment focused on the Moving to Opportunity (MTO) Experiment where Dr. Raj Chetty, a Harvard economist and MacArthur Fellow, discussed findings from his research on the economic outcomes of MTO for children whose families participated in the experiment. Rachel’s remarks focused on the short- and long-term health impacts of growing up in concentrated poverty for children. You can listen to the archived recording of the show at wypr.org/post/moving-opportunity-experiment.