September 20, 2023

Medical Humanities alum publishes paper applying appreciative inquiry

Isaac Chua, MD, MPH, recently published a study, “What Went Right? A Mixed-Methods Study of Positive Feedback Data in a Hospital-Wide Mortality Review Survey,” in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. The study uses appreciative inquiry, an analysis model that…

August 4, 2023

Joelle Robertson-Preidler publishes commentary in Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice

Newest Center faculty member, Joelle Robertson-Preidler, PhD, co-authored a recent commentary with Holland Kaplan, MD, in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. The piece, entitled “‘But my mom still blinks when I talk to her.’ Understanding the concept of…

July 10, 2023

Anson Koshy’s artwork appears in Pulse

Lifesaver is an artistic piece by Anson Koshy, MD, MBE, and appears in Pulse this month. In the artwork, Koshy depicts himself on a raft of sensitivity, unbothered by challenges found in modern healthcare, such as burnout, administrative burden, and…

May 28, 2023

Margarita Ortiz publishes case analysis in Critical Connections

McGovern Center postdoctoral fellow, Margarita Ortiz, JD, MA, published a case analysis with Chinyere O’Connor, MD, FAAP (Department of Pediatrics, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston), Elizabeth G. Epstein, PhD, RN, HEC-C, FAAN (University of Virginia School of Nursing), and…

April 28, 2023

Environmental injustice focus of recent article co-authored by Keisha Ray

A recent article in the American Journal of Bioethics explores “The Bioethics of Environmental Injustice: Ethical, Legal, and Clinical Implications of Unhealthy Environments.” The piece was co-authored by Keisha Ray, PhD, and Jane F. Cooper, JD, MA (University of Toronto)….

April 20, 2023

Spring 2023 edition of Human Ties Digest released

“Identity” is the focus of the latest edition of Human Ties Digest. This issue features writings from members of McGovern Medical School, including faculty, residents, and students. The content was curated by co-editors, Nidha Sha and Patricia Marie Guzman, and…

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…

September 21, 2022

New poems by Sylvia Villarreal published

Three new poems by McGovern Center adjunct faculty member, Sylvia Villarreal, MEd, MPH, were published in the current issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. The poems are entitled, “Making Arrangements,” “Stigma,” and “Prayer Flags.”

September 14, 2022

New book by Rev. Nathan Carlin released in September

Pathographies of Mental Illness is the title of a new book by Center director and Karff Chair, Reverend Nathan Carlin, PhD. The text is part of the Cambridge University Press series, “Elements in Bioethics and Neuroethics.” Carlin’s book is a…

August 26, 2022

New paper from Keisha Ray discusses citation bias

Keisha Ray, PhD, recently published a commentary with fellow coauthors about bias in citation patterns and practice. They discussed that past research has demonstrated that an author’s gender, race, and nationality can affect whether they are cited. To address such…