Geronimus comments on "weathering" phenomenon where black women age faster and develop chronic diseases earlier
"The Secret to Saving the Lives of Black Mothers and Babies" - POLITICO. 12/15/2019.
Public health professionals are beginning to connect the health of black women with the negative effects of living in an unequal society. Arline Geronimus, PSC Research Professor, calls the phenomenon "weathering." Geronimus found that black women age faster and develop chronic diseases such as hypertension earlier, due to the stress of living in a society that discriminates against them. This POLITICO article explores real world cases.