Voices in Equity is the official podcast of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University.

The Cook Center is named after Samuel DuBois Cook, the first tenured Black professor at Duke University who exemplified the pursuit of social justice and equality. With research focuses including social mobility, education, health, wealth, and policy, the Cook Center aims to develop a deep understanding of the causes and consequences of inequality, and develop remedies for these disparities and their adverse effects.

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Episode 1: Fighting for Social Justice in Healthcare, with NY State Commissioner of Health Dr. Mary Bassett

August 14, 2023

Episode Summary: In the opening for the book The Pandemic Divide, Dr. Mary Bassett discusses the vast racial…

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Episode 2: How COVID-19 Continues to Affect Higher Education with Dr. Adam Hollowell

August 14, 2023

Episode Summary Dr. Adam Hollowell invites us to his Global Inequality Research Initiative classroom, where he presents his…

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Episode 3: How Systemic Racism and Preexisting Conditions Contributed to COVID-19 Disparities for Black Americans, with Dr. Keisha Bentley-Edwards and Dr. Paul Robbins

August 14, 2023

Episode Summary: The conversation with Dr. Keisha Bentley-Edwards and Dr. Paul Robbins discusses their chapter on systemic racism…