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Alankaar Sharma

Tuskegee and the Negro Project: The Intersections of Race, Gender, and Public Health (part 1 of 2)

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Alankaar Sharma

From Tuskegee to current revelations of U.S. experiments in Guatemala in the 1940’s, public health research and interventions have been impacted by intersections with race and gender. This is the first of two episodes in which Alankaar Sharma discusses his work comparing and contrasting the well-known Tuskegee Syphilis Experiments and the lesser known Negro Project, both intended to further knowledge related to prevention and reducing the extent of sexually transmitted disease in African-American men. Here, he describes the historical context of the studies and how stereotypical and dominant narratives of Black men influenced the research.

Interviewer: Adjoa Robinson, PhD, MSW

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