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Pediatric Collections: Racism and Its Effect on Pediatric Health

The American Academy of Pediatrics recognizes the harm racism causes to infants, children, adolescents, and their families.1 To help further the understanding of the harm of racism and disparities associated with racism in health care delivery, and to identify opportunities to improve health outcomes by addressing racism, the editorial board of Pediatrics has compiled a collection of articles published over the last 10 years that focus on these critical issues. All articles in this collection are open access and free to anyone to read. We hope these articles inspire pediatricians, other clinicians who provide health care, trainees, and policy makers to consider what can be done to address racism and health disparities starting with each of us and extending to health care systems locally, nationally, and internationally. We also hope that these articles inspire partnerships, most importantly with families, to address the underlying issues that lead to disparities in care and health outcomes by race and ethnicity. This collection will continue to be updated as new articles are published. As editors, we are committed to providing the most up-to-date evidence-based peer-reviewed information that can help lead to a more just and equitable future for children and their families everywhere. Lewis R. First, MD, MS, Editor in Chief, Pediatrics Alex R. Kemper, MD, MPH, Deputy Editor, Pediatrics
Monique Jindal, MPH, MD; Maria Trent, MPH, MD; Kamila B. Mistry, MPH, PhD
Doi: 10.1542/pir.2020-004366
Joseph L. Wright, MD, MPH, FAAP; Wendy S. Davis, MD, FAAP; Madeline M. Joseph, MD, FAAP; Angela M. Ellison, MD, MSc, FAAP; Nia J. Heard-Garris, MD, MSc, FAAP; Tiffani L. Johnson, MD, MSc, FAAP; the AAP Board Committee on Equity
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2022-057998
Courtney Gilliam, MD; Torsten Joerger, MD, MSCE
Doi: 10.1542/hpeds.2022-006695
Amy Houtrow, MD, PhD, MPH; Alison J. Martin, PhD, MA; Debbi Harris, MA, MS; Diana Cejas, MD, MPH; Rachel Hutson, MSN, RN, CPNP; Yasmin Mazloomdoost, MPH, MSW; Rishi K. Agrawal, MD
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2021-056150F
Jack P. Shonkoff, MD; W. Thomas Boyce, MD; Nicole R. Bush, PhD; Megan R. Gunnar, PhD; Takao K. Hensch, PhD; Pat Levitt, PhD; Michael J. Meaney, PhD; Charles A. Nelson, PhD; Natalie Slopen, ScD; David R. Williams, PhD; Patricia Pelufo Silveira, MD, PhD
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2021-054493
Shirley A. Russ, MD, MPH; Emily Hotez, PhD; Mary Berghaus, MPH; Sarah Verbiest, DrPH; Clarissa Hoover, MPH; Edward L. Schor, MD; Neal Halfon, MD, MPH
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2021-053509D
Davida M. Schiff, MD, MSc; Erin C. Work, BA; Bridget Foley, DO; Rachel Applewhite, MPH; Hafsatou Diop, MD, MPH; Latisha Goullaud, BA; Munish Gupta, MD, MMSc; Bettina B. Hoeppner, PhD; Elizabeth Peacock-Chambers, MD, MSc; Corrie L. Vilsaint, PhD; Judith A. Bernstein, PhD, MSN; Allison S. Bryant, MD, MPH
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2021-052368
Ndidi I. Unaka, MD, MEd; Ariel Winn, MD; Adiaha Spinks-Franklin, MD, MPH; Patricia Poitevien, MD, MSc; Franklin Trimm, MD; Brenda J. Nuncio Lujano, MS; David A. Turner, MD
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2021-054604
Tiffani J. Johnson, MD, MSc
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2021-052115
Diana Montoya-Williams, MD; Yarden S. Fraiman, MD, MPH; Michelle-Marie Peña, MD; Heather H. Burris, MD, MPH; DeWayne M. Pursley, MD, MPH
Doi: 10.1542/neo.23-1-e1
Jamilah M. Hackworth, EdD; Meera Kotagal, MD, MPH; O.N. Ray Bignall, II, MD; Ndidi Unaka, MD, MEd; Armand H. Matheny Antommaria, MD, PhD
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2021-052758
Jennifer R. Walton, MD, MPH; Adiaha Spinks-Franklin, MD, MPH
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2021-053619
Yvonne Lei, BA; Vivek Shah, BA, BS; Christopher Biely, MS; Nicholas Jackson, PhD, MPH; Rebecca Dudovitz, MD, MS; Elizabeth Barnert, MD, MPH, MS; Emily Hotez, PhD; Alma Guerrero, MD, MPH; Anthony L. Bui, MD, MPH; Narayan Sastry, PhD; Adam Schickedanz, MD, PhD
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2021-051378
Lauren A. Taylor, PhD, MDiv, MPH; Osaze Udeagbala, MD, MBA; Adam Biggs, PhD; Helen-Maria Lekas, PhD; Keisha Ray, PhD
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2021-051113
American Academy of Pediatrics Board of Directors and Executive Committee
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2021-053829
Ravi Dhurjati, PhD; Elliott Main, MD; Jochen Profit, MD, MPH
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2021-050768
Lee Savio Beers, MD, FAAP; Moira Szilagyi, MD, PhD, FAAP; Warren M. Seigel, MD, MBA, FAAP; Wendy S. Davis, MD, FAAP; Yasuko Fukuda, MD, FAAP; Madeline Joseph, MD, FAAP; Joseph L. Wright, MD, MPH, FAAP; Sara H. Goza, MD, FAAP
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2021-051836
Patricia Poitevien, MD, MSc; Rebecca Blankenburg, MD, MPH
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2021-050884
Robert D. Sege, MD, PhD
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2020-013987
Jack P. Shonkoff, MD; W. Thomas Boyce, MD; Pat Levitt, PhD; Fernando D. Martinez, MD; Bruce McEwen, PhD
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2019-3845
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