The Wagner Review Podcast Series Episode 03 – The Intersection of Racial Equity and Healthcare

By Kyle Roland

The Wagner Review podcast series include’s NYU policy and law students that will analyze policy issues and solutions emerging in real-time around the country.

In the age of COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement, the intrinsic connections between policy, discrimination, and health outcomes in marginalized communities have become more clear now than ever. Anjana Sreedhar is publishing a book that explores the intersections between these topics, underscoring the legacy of enforced racism, sexism, xenophobia, homophobia, and transphobia and other forms of discrimination. The book also introduces potential solutions to these challenges through using policy and technology as vehicles for change.


0:00- Welcome and introduction from host Kyle Roland.

1:25- Anjana Sreedhar walks us through the intersection of racial, equity and healthcare.

Guest Speaker

Anjana Sreedhar is an administrative fellow at NYU Langone Health in New York City. She is a recent graduate of NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service’s Masters in Public Administration – Health Policy & Management program. She previously worked at Advisory Board, a healthcare research and consulting firm, in best practice research and strategic marketing. As a former student activist and promoter of diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism, Anjana comes into the healthcare space with a keen understanding of the dynamics of power and policy and how it affects the quality of life for those who live in America. Anjana is also the author of the upcoming non-fiction book (publish date: Dec 2020), Healthcare of a Thousand Slights, which is about the impact of policy-based discrimination on the healthcare access and outcomese of marginalized communities.


Kyle Roland is a second-year MPA student at NYU Wagner specializing in social impact, innovation, and investment. He has a professional background in start-up growth, operations, and product design, as well as migration related humanitarian aid. He enjoys travel, guitar, cooking, and positivity. He also serves as a managing editor for The Wagner Review and Co-Director of Events for Social Innovation and Investment Alliance.

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