“The Johns Hopkins Police Department”

This talk offers a brief history of policing in the US, the racialized nature of ongoing policing, practices and the impacts of policing on health outcomes as a foundation for opposing the development of the Johns Hopkins Police Department (JHPD). My presentation reflects my perspectives as a public health researcher, and personal identity as a Black woman who works and lives in the proposed JHPD catchment.

Dr. Lorraine Dean is Associate Professor in Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. As a social epidemiologist, her work focuses on privilege and health, including social (racism, discrimination, social capital) and economic (consumer credit, socioeconomic position) determinants of disparities in chronic disease. She holds a doctorate from Harvard School of Public Health, and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.

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