Medical Education: Diversity Talks

This session featured an exciting speaker, Dr. Tiffany L. Carson, who spoke about her experience as an applied epidemiologist. She has a wide breadth of experience both within two critical realms of population health: obesity treatment and cancer prevention. She specifically has been involved in observational and intervention studies that examine the behavioral and biological aspects affecting both obesity and cancer incidence. Hear more about how these issues intersect with race during this talk.

The Weight of Stress and Depression on the Health of Black Women

Tiffany Carson, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor
Department of Oncologic Sciences
Morsani College of Medicine
University of South Florida

Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
November 16, 2021

Dr. Cene has had a zealous focus on the outpatient management of complex medical disease, working on practical solutions to improve the design and delivery of healthcare for chronic illnesses affecting millions of Americans, as well as their caretakers. She has won innumerable awards for her work and is currently participating in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program.

Advancing Equity and Dismantling Structural Racism: the Pen and the Platform

Crystal Cené, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
System Executive Director for Health Equity, UNC Health
Deputy Director of Research and Director of Program on Health Disparities,
Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research

Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
October 12, 2021

What disparities exist within our current medical education system? Does bias exist within the AOA selection process? Are biased letters of recommendation having long term impacts on the success of our learners? How can we overcome these disparities to ensure a diverse and vibrant learning community? Join us as our master clinician and educator, Dr. Melissa McNeil, and PGY3 Med-Peds resident, Dr. Dedeepya Konuthula, examine educational disparities and offer strategies for overcoming them.

Minimizing Bias in Medical Student Evaluation and Recommendation; How to Achieve Educational Equity

Melissa McNeil, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
Vice-Chair, Education, Department of Medicine

Dedeepya Konuthula, MD
PGY3 Med-Peds Resident

Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
September 29, 2020

Health Equity and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Utibe R. Essien, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh school of Medicine
VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion

Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
September 22, 2020

Time Stamps:

0:00 – 23:33 Dr. Darren Whitfield presenting

23:34 – 43:19 Participant break out groups

43:20 – 58:35 Group Discussion

Intersectionality and Health: Why It Matters

June 17, 2020

Darren L. Whitfield, PhD, MSW

Dr. Darren L. Whitfield is an assistant professor of social work and psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Social and Department of Psychiatry. He also serves as the Direct Practice Chair for the School of Social Work.


As a researcher, his scholarship focuses on HIV prevention for Black gay and bisexual men and psychosocial, sociocultural, and structural factors associated with health outcomes for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community, particular communities of color using an intersectional framework. His research interest includes HIV prevention among Black gay and bisexual men, violence, discrimination and harassment of LGBTQ adults, health disparities among LGBTQ adults, and intersectionality and identity.

Race, Racism and Health: Exploring the Mechanisms Underlying Racial Health Disparities

Belinda Needham, PhD, MA
Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Co-Director, Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health
University of Michigan

Cardiology Grand Rounds
February 11, 2020

The Lack of Diversity in Medicine is a National Emergency: The Way Forward

Quinn Capers IV, MD
Associate Dean for Admissions
Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)
Program Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship
The Ohio State University School of Medicine

Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
May 14, 2019

Emerging as an Equity-Minded Academic Health Center Through Inclusion Excellence

David Acosta, MD
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC)

Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
November 20, 2018

What are the performance measures for diversity, inclusion, and social mission?

Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS
Associate Professor, General Internal Medicine
Director, Equity Research and Innovation Center
Director, Center for Research Engagement Core Faculty, National Clinician Scholars Program
Deputy Director, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation
Yale School of Medicine
Associate Professor, Chronic Disease Epidemiology Associate Professor, Social and Behavioral Sciences
Yale School of Public Health

Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
June 5, 2018

Presentations can also be found on the Department of Medicine’s Medical Education Resources website.