Lead blogger for NPR’s Code Switch team, Gene Demby interviews Arline Geronimus, professor at the University of Michigan’s Population Studies Center around the concept of “weathering”, a metaphor and term she coined (based on extensive research) to review the ways that marginalized people and their communities cope with environmental stressors, and the physical toll that discrimination may play on physical health. An interesting look at how the science of genetics and stress physiology are interrelated, and broadening the way we look at health conditions at the population level.

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