Skip to Main Content

Geriatrics and Gerontology: Diversity and Anti-Racism in the Health Sciences

A guide to library resources and research in geriatrics and gerontology

Getting Started

This is a page with resources for promoting anti-racism and supporting diversity and inclusion in the health sciences. Links are provided to readings; articles and books; podcasts and videos.

If you're looking more broadly, for information on anti-racism in STEM, please see the page, Diversity and Anti-Racism in STEM. And if you're looking for information on anti-racism in general, please check out our Anti-Racism Research Subject Guide

On this guide, there are five sections, each with a selection of resources and a link to a larger list: Articles and Web Resources, Books, Podcasts, Organizations, and Institutes and Organizations at Northeastern. 

The resources listed here are not comprehensive, and they inevitably reflect the biases of the various creators. They are intended to provide guidance to a wide variety of resources within the Health Sciences. This page is by no means exhaustive and will be continuously updated. Please reach out to us with your feedback and suggestions.


Racisim is a public health crisis (American Public Health Association)

Health Affairs February 2022 Special Issue: Racism & Health

Articles and Web Resources

Below are a selection of articles and web resources related to anti-racism and supporting diversity in the health sciences. It is not meant to be comprehensive. For more research articles, try searching within the library's databases related to your discipline. You can also try some of the suggested databases on the Anti-Racism Guide.


Below are a selection of podcast episodes, series, and seasons relevant to racism in the health sciences. This is not a comprehensive list. For more resources, please visit our Anti-Racism Research Subject Guide.

Take Action

Reading, listening, and supporting the health sciences-related organizations and initiatives included on this page are a great start.

Want to do more? Check out this page for other ways you can fight racism, including voting, volunteering, keeping up with the conversation, attending campus events, plus training and organizations beyond STEM that you can get involved with.


Below are a selection of books relevant to racism and anti-racism in the health sciences. This is not a comprehensive list. For more books, search Scholar OneSearch or visit our Anti-Racism Research Subject Guide


Below are a selection of organizations to support BIPOC students, researchers, and faculty in the health sciences, as well as groups dedicated to social justice and anti-racist efforts. This is not a comprehensive list.

Institutes and Organizations at Northeastern

For other groups and support at Northeastern, please click here to view the Support page on our Anti-Racism Guide.

Northeastern Resource and Cultural Centers:

Student Groups and Organizations:

Boston Burlington Charlotte London Nahant Portland San Francisco Seattle Silicon Valley Toronto Vancouver