COVID-19 Pandemic Increased Life Expectancy Gap Between White and Black Americans


Researchers from the University of Washington looked at the data from death and census records to estimate life expectancy for Black, white and Hispanic Americans over a three-decade span from 1990 to 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic reversed a promising trend in life expectancy by widening the gap between white and Black Americans. 

Dr. Gregory Roth, Associate Professor of Global Health and Medicine-Cardiology, is featured.