October 12, 2018 | U.S. News & World Report
How Police Shootings Affect the Mental Health of Black Americans
Venkataramani wanted to understand the mental health burden of police shootings on people who weren't directly victims. There is research showing that personal experiences of racism correlate to an array of poor health outcomes, he says. "I was looking for a window into understanding how structural racism causes poor health for a population as a whole. People had not gotten into the weeds on this." So he did.