Dr. Courtney D. Cogburn is an assistant professor at the Columbia University School of Social Work and faculty of the Columbia Population Research Center. She employs a transdisciplinary research strategy to improve the characterization and measurement of racism and in examining the role of racism in the production of racial inequities in health. Dr. Cogburn’s work also explores the potential of media and technology in eradicating racism and eliminating racial inequities in health. She is the lead creator of 1000 Cut Journey, an immersive virtual reality experience of racism that premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival developed in collaboration with Jeremy Bailenson. Dr. Cogburn is developing additional projects attempting to leverage VR to examine issues of structural and cultural racism. She is also co-director of the Justice Equity + Tech laboratory with Desmond Patton at the Columbia University School of Social Work.
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