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Authority Magazine’s “Five Things” with Dr. Monica Peek

 

 

Dr. Monica Peek, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago discusses five important ways to improve the healthcare system in the United States.

 

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Educational Roundtable Addresses Inequities & Bias with Renowned Faculty and Thought Leaders

 
View excerpts from an educational roundtable held May 20-21, 2021 as part of a nationwide initiative to educate clinicians on unconscious bias and health care disparities. The virtual roundtable was moderated by Monica Peek, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago, and included a diverse line-up of experts and thought leaders that spanned specialties such as orthopedic surgery, skin health and melanoma, maternal health and pregnancy, pharmacy, dentistry, pain/anesthesiology, and primary care. The roundtable incorporated candid conversations that encouraged health care professionals to examine their own biases, investigate the evidence demonstrating the impact of bias on underserved patient populations and create action items for change.  Proceedings from the roundtable will be available via a certified monograph coming soon. View a summary of proceedings from the roundtable here>>

Maternal Health

The Role of Racism and Bias in Maternal Mortality

 
Dr. Joia Crear-Perry, MD, discusses maternal health disparities in this presentation from an educational roundtable held May 20-21, 2021 as part of a nationwide initiative to educate clinicians on unconscious bias and health care disparities.

Cardiology

A Cardiologist’s Perspective: Unconscious Biases and Health Care Disparities in Cardiovascular Disease

 

Dr. Marc Cohen, MD, Interventional Cardiologist and Professor of Medicine, outlines health care disparities in cardiovascular disease that drastically impact patient outcomes in minority populations. This presentation is from an educational roundtable held May 20-21, 2021, as part of a nationwide initiative to educate clinicians on unconscious bias and health care disparities.

Pain Care

Q&A: Implicit Bias and Pain Care

Dr. Carmen Renee Green, MD and Dr. Monica Vela, MD discuss the role of unconscious (implicit) bias in pain care inequities. This presentation is from an educational roundtable held May 20-21, 2021, as part of a nationwide initiative to educate clinicians on unconscious bias and health care disparities.

The Unequal Burden and Unheard Voices in Pain: Disparities, Bias and Stigma

Dr. Carmen Renee Green, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, anesthesiologist and pain management specialist at the University of Michigan, discusses racial disparities in pain management and pain practice in the context of systemic racism and social determinants of health. This presentation is from an educational roundtable held May 20-21, 2021, as part of a nationwide initiative to educate clinicians on unconscious bias and health care disparities.

Reflection: Pain is the Great Equalizer

Dr. Carmen Renee Green, MD reflects on the shared humanity of feeling and expressing pain to highlight the need for equitable pain care. This short video clip is from an educational roundtable held May 20-21, 2021, as part of a nationwide initiative to educate clinicians on unconscious bias and health care disparities.

Surgical Care

A Surgeon’s Perspective: Understanding Biases and Disparities in Surgical Care and Patient Outcomes

Dr. Augustus A. White III, MD,PhD. Orthopedic surgeon, pioneering advocate for health equity, and author of Seeing Patients: Unconscious Bias in Health Care Disparities, candidly reflects on his experience as a surgeon at Harvard and Yale teaching hospitals. This presentation is from an educational roundtable held May 20-21, 2021, as part of a nationwide initiative to educate clinicians on unconscious bias and health care disparities.

Oral Health

Addressing Oral Health Inequities that Promote Health Disparities

 
Dr. Hazel Harper, DDS, MPH, discusses the need to close gaps in oral care in this presentation from an educational roundtable held May 20-21, 2021 as part of a nationwide initiative to educate clinicians on unconscious bias and health care disparities.

Dermatology

Anything But Black and White: Skin of Color and Dermatology

 
Dr. Jenna Lester, MD, discusses disparities in care in this presentation from an educational roundtable held May 20-21, 2021 as part of a nationwide initiative to educate clinicians on unconscious bias and health care disparities.

Additional Roundtable Videos

Dr. Monica Peek, MD, MPH on Unconscious Bias and Health Disparities: How Did We Get Here?

Dr. Monica Peek, MD, MPH, Physician and health disparities researcher at the University of Chicago, succinctly defines health inequities and its deeply rooted causes in historical and present-day context. This presentation is from an educational roundtable held May 20-21, 2021, as part of a nationwide initiative to educate clinicians on unconscious bias and health care disparities.

Mitigating Disparities and Biases in Medical Education

Dr. Monica Vela, MD discusses how racial disparities and biases in medical education and training translate to health disparities and outlines actions steps including increasing the diversity of medical students and teaching faculty. This presentation is from an educational roundtable held May 20-21, 2021, as part of a nationwide initiative to educate clinicians on unconscious bias and health care disparities.

Q&A: IAT and Measuring Unconscious Bias

Dr. Monica Vela, MD and Dr. Monica Peek, MD discuss the value of the Implicit Association Test (IAT) from Harvard to measure your unconscious bias. This presentation is from an educational roundtable held May 20-21, 2021, as part of a nationwide initiative to educate clinicians on unconscious bias and health care disparities.

Reflection: The Historical Impact of Medical Policies

Dr. Jenna Lester, MD reflects on the historical impact of medical policies such as the Flexner Report in 1910 on medical education and diversity of physicians today. This short video clip is from an educational roundtable held May 20-21, 2021, as part of a nationwide initiative to educate clinicians on unconscious bias and health care disparities.

Key Lessons from Call to Action: Addressing Unconscious Bias and Disparities in Health Care

Dr. Monica Peek, MD, MPH, Physician and health disparities researcher at the University of Chicago, recaps the first day of the two-day discussion on health care disparities with key take home lessons that all clinicians and health care professionals can apply to help promote health equity for all. This presentation is from an educational roundtable held May 20-21, 2021, as part of a nationwide initiative to educate clinicians on unconscious bias and health care disparities.

The Role of Virtual Care in Reducing Health Inequities and Improving Outcomes for Underserved Patients

Dr. Jason Knutson, DO, Primary Care Physician in Sioux Falls, SD, outlines the important role of virtual care/telehealth in addressing health disparities for minority populations particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. This presentation is from an educational roundtable held May 20-21, 2021, as part of a nationwide initiative to educate clinicians on unconscious bias and health care disparities.

Promoting Health Equity with Language Concordant Care

 
Dr. Monica Vela, MD, discusses the power of communication in the frontlines in this presentation from an educational roundtable held May 20-21, 2021 as part of a nationwide initiative to educate clinicians on unconscious bias and health care disparities.

Dispensing Health: The Role of the Pharmacist in Addressing Bias and Disparities

Dr. Otis Kirksey, PharmD, pharmacist and patient diabetes educator,discusses how racial disparities in pharmacy access and medication availability, as well as pharmacist biases impact health equity. This presentation is from an educational roundtable held May 20-21, 2021, as part of a nationwide initiative to educate clinicians on unconscious bias and health care disparities.

Reflection: Placing the Patient First

Dr. Monica Vela, MD discusses the importance for health care professionals to practice patient-centered care. This short video clip is from an educational roundtable held May 20-21, 2021, as part of a nationwide initiative to educate clinicians on unconscious bias and health care disparities.

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