Online Health Disparities Roundtable: Discrimination in Healthcare: What Can Be Done?

This Event was Recorded on April 8th, 2016Keynotes

Gilbert C. Gee, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA. His research focuses on the social determinants of health inequities of racial, ethnic, and immigrant minority populations using a multi-level and life course perspective. A primary line of his research focuses on conceptualizing and measuring racial discrimination, and in understanding how discrimination may be related to illness. He has also published more broadly on the topics of stress, neighborhoods, environmental exposures, occupational health, and Asian American populations. His research has been honored with a group Merit Award from the National Institutes of Health for the development of a multicultural measure of discrimination for health surveys. In addition, he has received two Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards from the Environmental Protection Agency for development of the Stress-Exposure-Disease Framework (in collaboration with Devon Payne-Sturges). He has also been a guest editor for Child Development, Asian American and Pacific Islander Nexus Journal, and the Asian American Journal of Psychology. Dr. Gee is currently the Editor of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.

Mónica Hurtado, MD, is with Voices for Racial Justice and works as a racial justice and health equity organizer. She grew up in Colombia, where she was trained as a family medicine doctor. From 2002-2013, she worked with Aquí Para Ti/Here for you, a clinic based Latino Youth Development Program, funded by Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative. She was also one of the founders of the Alliance for Racial and Cultural Health Equity (ARCHé), leading efforts around Race Ethnicity and Language Data.  Dr. Hurtado brings skills in policy, public health and community organizing to her work at Voices for Racial Justice.

Michelle van Ryn, PhD, is a Professor of Health Services Research, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Director of the Research Program on Equity and Inclusion in Healthcare in the Division of Health Care Policy and Research and Founder and Owner of Partners in Equity and Inclusion. Her research focuses on the equity and quality of health care encounters for patients and families, with a special focus on the ways that individual and social interaction processes influence interpersonal quality of care and clinical decision-making. Her research has improved the national understanding of how providers unintentionally contribute to disparities in care. This work is leading to interventions to improve health care encounters, experiences and outcomes for providers, patients and their families. She won the Rackham award for best dissertation and later the National Mental Health Association’s annual award for Best Preventive Intervention, both for her intervention research project focused preventing poor mental health among the newly unemployed. Dr. van Ryn has served on a number of national advisory groups and committees, and as an expert advisor to a wide range of organizations on the subject of unintended provider contribution to disparities in care. Her most recent work focuses on assessing the impact of organization-wide multilevel interventions.

This event is eligible for 2.5 CPH recertification credits. 

 Sponsored by

  • University of Minnesota School of Public Health: Deans Office, Health Equity Work Group, Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health and Midwest Center for Lifelong-Learning in Public Health, Region V Public Health Training Center
  • University of Minnesota Medical School Program in Health Disparities Research
  • University of Minnesota Medical School, Center for Healthy African American Men Through Partnership with Communities

The Health Disparities Roundtable is funded in part by HRSA grant UB6HP27881, Region V Public Health Training Center