Edgar H. and Lillye Mae Vaughn Lectureship in Medical Philosophy and Morality
Why be an Anti-Racist Researcher?:
Who Cares and Why?
Keisha Ray, PhD
McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Monday, June 13, 2022
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Health Education Center (HEC)
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Leading medical organizations like the American Medical Association, the American
College of Physicians, and the American Academy of Pediatrics have gone on record
to declare racism and hate crimes a public health issue. Statements and declarations of
this sort are a much needed first step in attacking issues of systemic racial oppression
such as racial bias in health care and biomedical research. But it is not enough. What
are researchers' role in anti-racism? How does a researcher be anti-racist and not
contribute to poor public health? In this presentation I use examples of medical research
and scholarly publications to offer ethical guidance for researchers on how to participate
in and produce anti-racist work that grapples with past abuses of people of color and
contributes to a new anti-racist body of scientific work.