August 17, 2022

Keisha Ray publishes Racism and Health Equity briefing book

Published by The Hastings Center earlier this month, Keisha Ray, PhD, wrote Racism and Health Equity. The piece is part of Bioethics Briefings and presents highlights about racism and health equity, including that poor health outcomes can result from racism…


October 20, 2021

Keisha Ray recently participated in a panel on anti-blackness

The Hastings Center and a diverse steering committee of justice-focused bioethics scholars recently presented a panel entitled, “Reckoning with Anti-Blackness through Intergenerational Dialogue.” Keisha Ray, PhD, was one of the panelists, alongside Faith E. Fletcher, PhD, MA (Baylor College of…


May 28, 2021

Environmental injustice at center of new essay by Keisha Ray

The latest issue of Hastings Center Report includes an essay by Keisha Ray, PhD, entitled “In the Name of Racial Justice: Why Bioethics Should Care about Environmental Toxins”. In the essay, Ray discusses environmental injustices threatening the health of those…


August 6, 2020

Blog by Keisha Ray discusses black bioethics and mainstream bioethics

“Black Bioethics and How the Failures of the Profession Paved the Way for Its Existence,” is the title of the latest Bioethics.net blog authored by Keisha Ray, PhD.  In the blog, Ray notes that “black bioethics has been having its…


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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