Spring 2023 Eliot Schein lecturer Linda Villarosa was honored by The New York Times in their “Best Books of 2022” article. Villarosa’s book, Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation, traces the effects of slavery that contribute to anti-Blackness and racism in the American healthcare system.


The New York Times writes, “Beginning with a long personal history of her awakening to these structural inequalities, the journalist repositions various narratives about race and medicine — the soaring Black maternal mortality rates; the rise of heart disease and hypertension; the oft-repeated dictum that Black people reject psychological therapy — as evidence not of Black inferiority, but of racism in the health care system.”


For more information on The New York Times “Best Books of 2022” and Linda Villarosa, visit: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/29/books/best-books-2022.html