October 16, 2023

Keisha Ray publishes new article in Journal of Bioethical Inquiry

Authored by Keisha Ray, PhD, a new article in the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry explores “When Black Health, Intersectionality, and Health Equity Meet a Pandemic.” Ray discusses inequities in Black people’s COVID-19 outcomes as an example of why we should…

September 15, 2023

Keisha Ray and her work profiled in Texas Monthly

A recent Texas Monthly piece, “Racism Persists in Health Care. This Houston Bioethicist Aims to Change That, ” profiles Keisha Ray, PhD, a tenured associate professor with the McGovern Center. The profile shares Ray’s personal experience with bias in medicine…

August 30, 2023

Keisha Ray discusses using stories to teach medical students about racial bias

A recent article in Stat focuses on writing among physicians as a way to share their stories. In the article, “Emotional Dry Cleaning: A Writer Helps Doctors Share Their Stories—and Their Pain,” Keisha Ray, PhD, discusses using stories to teach…

July 10, 2023

Keisha Ray interviewed about her book, Black Health

Keisha Ray, PhD, was interviewed about her book, Black Health: The Social, Political, and Cultural Determinants of Black People’s Health, by Claire Clark, PhD, MPH. The interview appears in New Books Network.

June 8, 2023

Keisha Ray featured in Cell

The latest issue of Cell features an article, “What does Juneteenth mean in STEMM?” a collaborative work by Black scientists in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM). Keisha Ray, PhD, was one of the authors and shared an important…

April 17, 2023

Keisha Ray quoted in news piece about heart failure risks

Medical News Today recently published a piece by journalist Beth JoJack, “Why adults in rural areas face higher risk of heart failure,” In the article, findings from an observational study were discussed, including that those living in rural areas are…

March 31, 2023

Black Health, book by Keisha Ray released today

Center assistant professor Keisha Ray, PhD, wrote Black Health: The Social, Political, and Cultural Determinants of Black People’s Health, which was released today by Oxford University Press. Ray’s book is part of the publisher’s Bioethics for Social Justice series and…

March 1, 2023

Keisha Ray organizes collection of essays for Journal of Medical Humanities

For the current issue of the Journal of Medical Humanities, Keisha Ray, PhD, organized a collection of essays entitled, “Black Bioethics in the Age of Black Lives Matter.” Ray authored one piece in the collection alongside Faith E. Fletcher, PhD,…

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….