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Officer-involved killings of unarmed black people and racial disparities in sleep health

JAMA Internal Medicine

Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

About The Study: Sleep duration among Black survey respondents worsened after exposure to officer-involved killings of unarmed Black individuals in their area of residence. The findings were specific to officer involved killings of unarmed Black people, and no adverse outcomes on sleep health were found for white respondents. These findings underscore the role of structural racism in shaping racial disparities in sleep health. 

Authors: Atheendar S. Venkataramani, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, is the corresponding author.

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