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Anti-Racism and Health Equity: How Can Science Help? What Does Bioethics Have to Offer?

Date Mon, Oct 5
Time 3: 00 PM - 4: 30 PM
Location Online

This Bioethics Interest Group Talk features Mildred Z. Solomon, EdD, President of The Hastings Center and Professor of Global Health & Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Catalyzed by the disproportionate impact of the COVID pandemic on people of color and by the Black Lives Matter movement, there is now the potential, albeit fragile, for a racial justice reckoning in the United States. While precarious, this moment affords an opportunity to redress health inequities on a scale not seen since the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. Science, including the biological and social sciences, have played an essential part in helping us understand the structural drivers and social determinants of health inequities, including the  independent impact that racism has on health and wellbeing. But are we properly equipped to grasp this moment?  Do the priorities and structures of organized science need to shift to capitalize on the knowledge we now have about racial disparities and health inequities?  And, what role should bioethics play in redressing these structural problems?

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