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…


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…


May 26, 2022

New Graduate Certificate Program piloted

The McGovern Center is piloting a new certificate program in the humanities and ethics for UTHealth Houston/McGovern Medical School fellows and residents (PGY-2 and above). The program is directed by Center faculty member Anson Koshy, MD, MBE, and will expose…


July 28, 2021

Keisha Ray discusses race education in undergraduate dental programs

“Stories and Statistics: Creating Culturally Competent Dentists Using Integrative Race Education in Dental Schools,” is the title of a new article by Keisha Ray, PhD. The article is part of a special issue of eJACD themed around diversity, equity, and…


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…


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…


October 22, 2020

Keisha Ray interviewed for BBC World Service podcast

BBC World Service airs The Documentary Podcast, presenting daily episodes about global issues. Released on October 20, “A Perfect Match” is an episode featuring journalist Ibby Caputo who reveals deep inequities in the American medical system. Keisha Ray, PhD, appears…


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,…


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