Martine Hackett is an associate professor in the master of public health and community health programs at Hofstra University whose research interests include maternal-child health, infant mortality and community based participatory research. Her previous work experience is as a deputy director at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Bureau of Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health and as a television producer. Dr. Hackett received her BFA in film and television from New York University, a master of public health from Hunter College and a doctorate in sociology from the City University of New York Graduate Center.
There's a body of literature that talks about racial segregation as a fundamental reason you have health disparity in the first place. I hope they can properly identify the root causes of these disparities. I would be very disappointed if it just came down to individual behaviors. That plays a role. But how people conduct their individual behavior is affected by their environment.15 July 2021