Rising inequality in the U.S. has led to differences in life expectancy that are as high as 35 years between the healthiest and wealthiest and the poorest and sickest neighborhoods in America. This is a nationwide phenomenon, but disparities in Chicago are particularly stark. In less than 200 pages, Dr. David Ansell describes the structural policies and laws such as redlining that have created social inequality and premature death. After four decades as a doctor at hospitals serving the poorest communities in Chicago, he uses extensive research and personal experience to explain heath inequality through a number of lenses including the quality of care for the poor, housing policies, the effects of incarceration, lack of jobs, and more. Join us in discussing The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills, by David Ansell (University of Chicago Press, 2017).