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Recordings of the Health Disparities and Equity in Healthcare & Medical Education Journal Club

About the Journal Club

The purpose of this journal club is for CMS faculty, researchers, staff and learners to become more knowledgeable about the causes and impacts of health disparities, biases in medical education, racism in medicine, and other related issues, in order to become better equipped to engage in clinical, research, and educational activities that bring us closer to eliminating health disparities and inequities in healthcare and medical education.


Date: October 17, 2022

Article: "Disproportionate Impact of COVIDÔÇÉ19 on Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups in the United States: A 2021 Update." Don Bambino Geno Tai, Irene G. Sia, Chyke A. Doubeni, Mark L. Wieland, Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 6 October 2021.

Date: September 12, 2022

Article: "Beyond Insurance: Race-Based Disparities in the Use of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery for the Management of Severe Pediatric Obesity." Perez NP, Westfal ML, Stapleton SM, et al. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2020;16(3):414-419. doi:10.1016/j.soard.2019.11.020.

Date: March 14, 2022

Articles: "Psychosocial Stressors and Coping Strategies Among African Americans During Early Stages of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Qualitative Study," Gillyard, T., Davis, J., Parham, I., Moss, J., Barre, I., Alexander, L., & Cunningham-Erves, J. (2022). Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 1–14. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s40615-022-01229-2, and "Non-Adherence Labeling in Primary Care - Bias by Race and Insurance Type for Adults With Type 2 Diabetes," Sourik Beltrán, Elle Lett, & Peter F. Cronholm (2019). American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Volume 57, Issue 5, pages 652-658.

Date: February 14, 2022

Article: "Racial Disparities in Hospital Mortality Among Pediatric Cardiomyopathy and Myocarditis Patients," Pediatric Cardiology 2021 Jan;42(1):59-71. doi: 10.1007/s00246-020-02454-4.

Date: January 13, 2022

Article: "Weight Bias Reduction among First-Year Medical Students: A Quasi-Randomized, Controlled Trial," Fitterman-Harris HF, Vander Wal JS. Clinical Obesity. 2021;11(6): e12479. Abstract.

Date: September 13, 2021

Article: "COVID-19 Racial Discrimination and Depressive Symptoms among Asians Americans: Does Communication about the Incident Matter?," Woo B, Jun J. Immigr Minor Health. 2021;1-8. doi:10.1007/s10903-021-01167-x.

Date: May 11, 2021

Article: "Severe Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Among Indigenous Women in the United States," Kozhimannil, K. B., Interrante, J. D., Tofte, A. N., & Admon, L. K. (2020). Obstetrics and gynecology, 135(2), 294–300.

Date: April 22, 2021

Article: "Persistent Racial Disparities in Utilization Rates and Perioperative Metrics in Total Joint Arthroplasty in the U.S. - A Comprehensive Analysis of Trends from 2006 to 2015," Amen, Troy & Varady, Nathan & Rajaee, Sean & Chen, Antonia. (2020). Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 102. 1. 10.2106/JBJS.19.01194.

Date: March 25, 2021

Article: "When a Specialty Becomes 'Women’s Work': Trends in and Implications of Specialty Gender Segregation in Medicine," Pelley, Elaine MD; Carnes, Molly MD, MS Academic Medicine: Oct 2020 - Vol 95 - Issue 10 - p 1499-1506.

Date: February 18, 2021

Article: "Misrepresenting Race: The Role of Medical Schools in Propagating Physician Bias," Amutah C, Greenidge K, Mante A, Munyikwa M, Surya SL, Higginbotham E, Jones DS, Lavizzo-Mourey R, Roberts D, Tsai J, Aysola J. N Engl J Med. 2021 Jan 6.

Date: January 29, 2021

Article: "Medical Students’ Perceptions of and Responses to Health Care Disparities During Clinical Clerkships," Glaser, Johanna; Pfeffinger, Alana MPH; Quan, Judy PhD; Fernandez, Alicia MD, Academic Medicine: August 2019 - Volume 94 - Issue 8 - p 1190-1196.

Date: December 17, 2020

Article: "Structural Racism in Precision Medicine: Leaving No One Behind," Geneviève, L.D., Martani, A., Shaw, D. et al. BMC Med Ethics 21, 17 (2020).

Date: November 19, 2020

Article: "Training to Reduce LGBTQ-Related Bias Among Medical, Nursing, and Dental Students and Providers," Morris, M., Cooper, R.L., Ramesh, A. et al. BMC Med Educ 19, 325 (2019).

Date: October 22, 2020

Article: "Identification of Racial Inequities in Access to Specialized Inpatient Heart Failure Care at an Academic Medical Center," Eberly, L. A., Richterman, A., Beckett, A. G., Wispelwey, B., Marsh, R. H., Cleveland, M. E. C., Chang, C. Y., ... 2017–2018, B. W. H. I. M. H. (November 01, 2019), Circulation: Heart Failure, 12, 11.

Date: September 24, 2020

Article: "Hidden in Plain Sight — Reconsidering the Use of Race Correction in Clinical Algorithms," New England Journal of Medicine Darshali A. Vyas, Leo G. Eisenstein, and David S. Jones. 2020.