Sharrelle Barber


Sharrelle Barber, Sc.D., is a social epidemiologist whose research examines the link between structural racism and racial health inequities in the Southern United States and Brazil. During the pandemic she has served as advisor and coordinator of the COVID-19 Health Justice Advisory Committee for the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. She has also provided expert commentary on the disparate impact of COVID-19 in Black communities for the New York Times, Al Jazeera, Smithsonian Magazine, and the Lancet Infectious Disease. Dr. Barber is a faculty member at the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health in Philadelphia.

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