Healthy Disparities & Implicit Bias During COVID-19

Date Recorded: October 22, 2020 – Watch on YouTube

Thank you to the 100+ members that registered for our General Membership Meeting on Thursday, October 22! For those that weren’t able to join us live, we have recorded the keynote from the event.

Our keynote presenter is one of the nation’s leading scholars in the effort to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities. Dr. Stephen B. Thomas has applied his expertise to address a variety of conditions from which minorities generally face far poorer outcomes, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, and HIV/AIDS. He is the Principal Investigator on the Center of Excellence in Race, Ethnicity, and Health Disparities Research.

The keynote was followed by a reactor panel of local leaders – Irfana Ali, M.D., Tuesday Cook, M.D., and Lynne Diggs, M.D. – who discussed their personal experiences as physicians of color.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the burdens of race and history underlying structural inequality and social determinants of health associated with the excess burden of COVID-19 illness and premature death among people of color in Maryland and around the nation.
  • List examples of unconscious bias and how it may impact the delivery of medical care and public health services
  • Describe the difference between institutional racism in health care and tailored solutions with policy implications
  • Discuss the origins of bioethics and its roots in the history of biomedical research abuse of human subjects recruited from communities of color