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A young black woman is getting her blood pressure checked in a clinical setting by a white male medical professional.

Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death for older adults and disproportionately affects Black and Hispanic communities.

In a recent article published in The Washington Post, produced by KFF Health News, PCORI Executive Director Nakela L. Cook, MD, MPH, comments on how the pandemic has fueled new research into disparities in cardiovascular health and across health conditions.

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