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Epidemiology and Education Research: Dialoguing about Disparities

by William F. Tate IV & Catherine Striley - June 23, 2010

We will argue in this commentary that epidemiology and education research as fields should engage in greater dialogue about pressing matters involving social disparities. Two questions will frame this commentary. What is epidemiology? How might this field inform our understanding of educational disparities?

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: June 23, 2010
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 16036, Date Accessed: 6/5/2020 3:47:00 AM

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  • William Tate IV
    Washington University in St. Louis
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    WILLIAM F. TATE IV is the Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor in Arts & Sciences and Faculty Scholar in the Institute of Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis. He is a past president of the American Educational Research Association. His forthcoming book project is titled, Research on Schools, Neighborhoods, and Communities: Toward Civic Responsibility (Rowan & Littlefield).
  • Catherine Striley
    Washington University in St. Louis
    CATHERINE L.W. STRILEY PhD, ACSW, MPE is a Research Assistant Professor in the Epidemiology and Prevention Research Group, Department of Psychiatry, and the Associate Director of the Master of Psychiatric Epidemiology Program in the Washington University School of Medicine. She is currently the principal investigator on a community epidemiological study of the prevalence of Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders in minority populations and is a co-investigator on a nation-wide epidemiological study of nonmedical stimulant use among youth.
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