Geronimus offered an explanation for the black-white gap in maternal and infant health 25 years ago
a PSC In The News reference
"Why America’s Black Mothers and Babies Are in a Life-or-Death Crisis" - New York Times Magazine. 04/11/2018.
In 1992, Arline Geronimus attributed black-white differences in maternal age, maternal health, and infant health to the stress of the lived experience of race in America - or weathering. This NYT Magazine story discusses the weathering factor, as well as racial disparities in health care, in examining the "tragedy of black infant mortality" in the US.