Critical Social Epidemiology

Research Collaborative

The Critical Social Epidemiology Research Collaborative (CSE) is led by Seth J. Prins, PhD MPH, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. We study how political-economic arrangements, power relations, racialized class conflict, and various forms of social control affect population health. Our research concerns intersecting systems of racialized domination, exploitation, and oppression. Currently, CSE’s work focuses on the 1) collateral public health consequences of mass criminalization, mass incarceration, and the school-to-prison pipeline, and 2) how the division and structure of labor influence mental health and substance use.

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