August 3, 2022

Keisha Ray publishes paper about iatrogenic harms for Black people from clinicians’ racial bias

“Clinicians’ Racial Biases as Pathways to Iatrogenic Harms for Black People” is the title of a recent article in the AMA Journal of Ethics by Keisha Ray, PhD. In the paper, Ray discusses that, in addition to structural inequities contributing…


September 27, 2021

Coauthored paper by Keisha Ray discusses cases of racially concordant care

“Should a Healthcare System Facilitate Racially Concordant Care for Black Patients?” is the title of a recent article coauthored by Lauren A. Taylor, PhD, MDiv, MPH; Osaze Udeagbala, MD, MBA; Adam Biggs, PhD; Helen-Maria Lekas, PhD; and Keisha Ray, PhD….


February 25, 2021

OneZero article about vaccine hunters features comments from Keisha Ray

OneZero writer Sarah Emerson published a story about vaccine hunters, referencing Facebook groups aimed at tracking down doses of COVID-19 vaccinations for their members. As part of the article, Emerson spoke with Keisha Ray, PhD. Ray explains that “vaccine hunters…


February 18, 2021

Vox interview with Keisha Ray focuses on efforts to convince people of color to get COVID-19 vaccinations

A recent interview by Sigal Samuel of Vox featured Keisha Ray, PhD in a conversation about vaccinating people of color for COVID-19. Ray notes “it’s a moral obligation” to get vaccinated against COVID-19, but discusses hesitancy among members of BIPOC…


February 16, 2021

Keisha Ray publishes new article in Journal of Medical Humanities

“Going Beyond the Data: Using Testimonies to Humanize Pedagogy on Black Health,” is the title of a recent paper by Keisha Ray, PhD. Appearing in the Journal of Medical Humanities, Ray proposes in the article a new approach to health…


August 18, 2020

Keisha Ray receives book contract from Oxford

Keisha Ray, PhD, recently accepted a book contract for her forthcoming book, Black Health: Social, Cultural, and Political Determinants, from Oxford University Press. The book will be part of the Bioethics for Social Justice series. Snippet about the book: The…


August 6, 2020

Webinar on health disparities among vulnerable populations and COVID-19 features Keisha Ray

Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies and the Empire State Bioethics Consortium recently sponsored a webinar entitled, “Inequality, Vulnerability, and Health Justice: Learning from the Pandemic.”  Participants included Center faculty member Keisha Ray, PhD, who discussed Houston’s experience with COVID-19,…


July 22, 2020

AJOB Webinar on Black Bioethics features Keisha Ray

On July 14, the American Journal of Bioethics (AJOB) held its first webinar entitled “Black Bioethics: Racism, Police Brutality, and What It Means for Black Health.”  Keisha Ray, PhD, assistant professor with the McGovern Center, participated in the discussion alongside…


July 3, 2020

McGovern Center issues statement on racial justice

The McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics takes this historic moment to recommit ourselves to the struggle against racism and for a more equitable society. In its teaching, research, university service, and public engagement, the Center has long stood for…


June 12, 2020

Thomas Cole makes remarks about racism and segregation at UTHealth Town Hall

On June 10, 2020, UTHealth hosted a Town Hall to listen and discuss how the university can continue its commitment to fairness, equity, and respect for all. Joined by leaders across campus, Center director Thomas Cole, PhD, shared a historical…


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