Articles matching the ‘Equity’ Category

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September 27th, 2021

Podcast 279: Age-specific data do better than age-adjusted data in revealing health inequities

Kiarri Kershaw has written a simple letter in JACC — the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The letter conveys a strong message: health inequities don’t act uniformly across one’s lifetime. Her examination of Black versus white mortality from all causes and from cardiovascular causes with the use of age-specific data shows places in […]


April 27th, 2021

Podcast 278: Where equity and community health intersect — a conversation with Joseph Betancourt

An internist at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Joseph Betancourt also runs their program on equity and community health. In this, the final entry in our four-interview exploration of race and clinical equity, Betancourt talks about the need for medical institutions to pay attention to what’s happening in their patients’ communities. To that end, MGH has a […]


April 26th, 2021

Podcast 277: Race and clinical equity — know your patients — a conversation with Karen Dorsey Sheares

Dr. Sheares talks about her experience with inequities. She believes that clinicians should aspire to be students of their patients as well as of the pathophysiology of the diseases their patients present with. Listen in. Running time: 20 minutes


April 18th, 2021

Podcast 276: Pay attention to the structural barriers that contribute to clinical inequity — Karol Watson

In this, our second conversation on race and clinical equity, Dr. Karol Watson of UCLA offers her observations on what she’s observed as a cardiologist trying to deal with treatment plans for patients who’ve lost their health insurance or have had to go to a plan that doesn’t cover what’s needed. She reminds us that tagging […]


April 11th, 2021

Podcast 275: Race and Clinical Equity — a Conversation with Dr. Kimberly Manning

We’ve conducted a set of four interviews with physicians on the topic of race and clinical equity. The conversations center not so much on their published research, but on the roles that these physicians take in their organizations and, in addition, the stories they tell about their own experiences. Our first is with Dr. Kimberly Manning, who’s […]


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