Health Equity Journal Club


In collaboration with the San Diego CFAR Developmental Core, the Health Equity Sociobehavioral Core is excited to launch the Health Equity Journal Club. Journal Club will meet the last Friday of every month from 12:00 - 1:00 pm. Occasionally, Journal Club will meet the previous or next Friday when holidays conflict. See below for the full schedule.

The first four sessions will be dedicated to key conceptual frameworks that have been proposed to study health equity, and we will then move on to specific studies of particular interest in the field of HIV.  The goal of the initial sessions is to gain (and share) a better understanding of the theoretical foundations available to enrich future discussions and hopefully research projects concerned with health equity among participants.

We hope that you are able to participate in this new journal club, and encourage you to invite students or mentees who also might be interested in participating. Attendees will also be welcome to propose relevant articles of interest. 

Zoom Link

Please email with any questions.

Schedule for 2023

All sessions are held from 12:00 - 1:00 pm PT via Zoom

February 24, 2023 - Nolan Kline, Syndemic statuses: Intersectionality and mobilizing for LGBTQ+ Latinx health equity after the Pulse shooting, Social Science & Medicine, Volume 295, 2022

April 7, 2023 - Presented by Stephen Ololade; Bell, et al., It’s a Shame! Stigma Against Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Examining the Ethical Implications for Public Health Practices and Policies.

April 28, 2023 - Presented by Talin Gharibian; Awad, et al., A model of cumulative racial-ethnic trauma among Americans of Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) descent.

May 26, 2023 - Presented by Katie Bailey, Zhu, et al., Disparity in Smoking Prevalence by Education: Can We Reduce It?

July 7, 2023 (Rescheduled from June 24); Presented by Annick Bórquez; Kenny, et al., Health Consequences of Child Removal Among Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Sex Workers: Examining Trajectories, Mechanisms, and Resiliencies

July 28, 2023 - CANCELED

August 25, 2023 - Presented by Marsa Rayani; Rojas, et al., Framework for Integrating Equity Into Machine Learning Models: A Case Study

September 29, 2023 - Presented by Jesse Goldshear; Vásquez-Vera, et al., The threat of home eviction and its effects on health through the equity lens: A systematic review

November 17, 2023 (Rescheduled from October 27) - Presented by Judy Lobo; Grifell M, Hart C. 2018. Is drug addiction a brain disease? Am. Sci. 106(3):160–67

December 1, 2023


Schedule for 2021 - 2022

All sessions are held from 12:00 - 1:00 pm PT

Oct 29, 2021 - Frank, et. al, The Social Determinants of Health: Time to Re-Think?

Dec 3, 2021 - Huber, et al., How should we define health? and McCartney et al., Defining health and health inequalities

Jan 28, 2022 - Dover and Berlon  The health equity measurement framework: a comprehensive model to measure social inequities in health

Feb 25, 2022 - J. Breilh, Latin American critical (‘Social’) epidemiology: new settings for an old dream

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Icon View book review of Dr. Breilh’s book, Critical Epidemiology and the People's Health (513.4 KB)

Apr 1, 2022 (moved from March 25 due to Cesar Chavez holiday) - J. Breilh, Critical Epidemiology and the People’s Health 

Icon Breilh, Part 1 (259.6 KB)

Icon Breilh: Index, Bibliography, Acknowledgments (603.7 KB)

Apr 29, 2022 - J. Breilh, Critical Epidemiology and the People’s Health, Chapter 2 

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May 27, 2022 - J. Breilh, Critical Epidemiology and the People’s Health, Chapter 3

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Jun 24, 2022 - Continue discussion of J. Breilh, Critical Epidemiology and the People’s Health, Chapter 3

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Jul 29, 2022 - Breihl Chapter 4

Aug 26, 2022 - Paulus, J. K., & Kent, D. M. (2020). Predictably unequal: understanding and addressing concerns that algorithmic clinical prediction may increase health disparities. NPJ digital medicine, 3, 99

Sep 30, 2022 -  Tom Patton will present Ward, et al., "Incorporating Equity Concerns in Cost-Effectiveness Analyses: A Systematic Literature Review"

Oct 28, 2022 - Alexandra Almeida will present Forde, et al, The weathering hypothesis as an explanation for racial disparities in health: a systematic review

Dec 2, 2022

At a Glance