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Coronavirus Conversations: Racial Bias in the Healthcare System and COVID Outcomes

racial bias in the healthcare system and covid outcomes
Thursday, August 27, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Coronavirus Conversations

Co-Hosted with the Duke Center for Science and Justice, The Samuel Dubois Cook Center on Social Equity, and The Duke Center on Law, Race and Politics.

Systemic and individual racial bias in the US healthcare system is well documented, resulting in disparate outcomes for treatment of the same disease. This raises the concern that members of the Black community and other people of color may not receive the same level of care as white patients once they contract COVID-19, and attempt to get seen by doctors, tested, and treated.

Join Duke Science & Society and our panel of experts in a discussion of the extent to which implicit, explicit, structural, and systemic racial biases in healthcare result in poorer outcomes for Black COVID-19 patients, and other people of color-and what to do to correct for those disparate outcomes.


Dr. Khiara M. Bridges, Ph.D., J.D, Professor of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law

Dr. Daniela Lamas, M.D. Brigham and Women's Hospital, Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialist

Dr. Sylvia Perry, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Social Psychology, Northwestern University


Thomas Williams, J.D, Law and Biosciences Fellow, Duke Initiative for Science & Society