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The Lancet Commission on
Racism & Child Health

Commission Chairs

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Delan Devakumar

Professor of Global Child Health, Institute for Global Health, UCL

Pediatrics, public health, migraiton, racism, violence

What we do

The relationship between our health, our identities, our environments, and the sociopolitical contexts we face are complex. Racism, xenophobia, and discrimination inform and propel these relationships, resulting in health inequtiies for those who experience minoritisation. Children are not exempt from this process, yet more must be understood to parse apart these relationships so that we can promote their right to health.

The Lancet Commission on racism and child health seeks to do just that. Taking a global approach, our group is comprised of experts diverse in thought, background, geographical expertise and location, institution, and more. Learn more about our group below.

Stay Tuned

We are currently mapping our scope of work and will release additional information about our project this Autumn. To stay tuned, be sure to subscribe to the Race & Health Quarterly, our social media plaforms, and check this page for updates.

Meet the Steering Committee

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Olivia Walker

NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Public Health; Campaigner

Environmental, inequalities, public health, abolition, organising

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Dan Mitchell

Researcher, UCL

Anthropology, migration, global health, climate, youth

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Noah Patterson

Senior Research Fellow, UCL

Gender, violence, global health, data science

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Tess Anderson

Researcher, UCL

Global health, climate, ublic Health, migration, VAW


Meet the Commissioners

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Rob Aldridge

Professor of Public Health Data Science at the Institute of Health Informatics at UCL

Public health, data science, social care, substance use, migration

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Iheoma U. Iruka

Founding Director of the Equity Research Action Coalition at FPG UNC Chapel Hill

Anti-racist, anti-bias research practice, health equity for children

Seung-Sup Kim

Associate Professor at the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at Seoul National University

Public health, occupational health, disability

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Arianne Shavhisi

Senior Lecturer in Ethics at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Gender, race, migration

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Laia Becares

Professor of Social Sciences and Health at King's College London

Population health, sociology, equality

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Ayesha Kadir

Senior Humanitarian Health Advisor at Save the Children

Paediatric emergency medicine, migration, conflict, violence

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Priscila de Morais Sato

Adjunct Professor at the School of Nutrition of the Federal University of Bahia

Nutrition, food systems, food practices and culture, traditional communities

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Báltica Cabieses

Director of the Centre of Global Intercultural Health, Faculty of Medicine Clínica Alemana Universidad del Desarrollo

Social inequities, migrants, health systems

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Rajat Khosla

Director of the International Institute on Global Health (UNU-IIGH),

Global health, social justice, gender, policy, sustainable development goals

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Javier M. Rodgríguez


Politics, economics, psychology, public health

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