The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) recently featured David A. Ansell, MD, MPH–of the ITM’s Learning Healthcare System cluster and professor of medicine at Rush Medical College, senior vice president for community health equity at Rush University Medical Center, and associate provost for community affairs at Rush University–for his new book “The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills.” The book analyzes economic inequality and its impact on health, taking a deep dive into the many facets of poverty and structural violence and how they can change an individual’s life expectancy and more.

“Today the greatest health crisis isn’t a particular disease, like cancer, diabetes, or heart disease, but hardwired inequality itself.” – Ansell in AAMC News

“Ansell’s passionately written ‘The Death Gap’ presents a powerful case for social inequality as a cause of disease and disparities in health.” – reviewer in the journal Nature

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Source: AAMC News