Root Shock

How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America, and What We Can Do About It

Foreword by Carlos Peterson, Mary Travis Bassett

Dr. Mary Travis Bassett, M.D.

Commissioner
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Foreword contributor, Dr. Mary Travis Bassett, is a public health researcher and commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. In February 2015, she wrote a perspective piece in the New England Journal of Medicine regarding the adverse health effects of racial discrimination against African Americans. She holds a B.A. in history and science from Harvard University, an M.D. from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and an M.P.H. from the University of Washington.




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