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Insights from Gabby Thomas and Resources on Health & Wellness in the Black Community

February 8, 2022

WHOOP is honoring Black History Month by shining a light on health inequities and mental health strain within the Black community.⁣

One of the fastest women on the planet, Gabby Thomas graduated from Harvard where she studied neurobiology and global health. She is currently working towards a Master’s degree in epidemiology.

Alongside Gabby, our goal is to democratize information and research to aid awareness of these issues, empower change, and help to close the gap. Here are some resources we’d like to share via the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, including links to books, podcasts, websites, and other materials.


Caring for Equality: A History of African American Health and Healthcare, by David McBride

Reclaiming Our Health: A Guide to African American Wellness, by Michelle A. Gourdine, M.D.


Black Girl In Om

Therapy for Black Girls



The Color of Medicine

Black Health IS

Click here for more suggestions from the ASALH.

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And check out Gabby Thomas on episode 141 of our podcast in which she discusses global health, the mental side of sports, the importance of sleep, nutrition, and much more.


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