March 8, 2022

BRIDGE grant awarded to Keisha Ray and Kirsten Ostherr

Keisha Ray, PhD, and Kirsten Ostherr, PhD, MPH, were awarded a grant for their project, “Leveraging Medical Humanities to Eradicate Racial Health Disparities.” The grant comes from BRIDGE—Building Research on Inequality and Diversity to Grow Equity—at Rice University. Congratulations, Drs….


November 19, 2021

Keisha Ray discusses healthcare disparities on ABC 13 News

Local ABC affiliate, Channel 13 News, aired a segment about a recent Commonwealth Fund study that highlights racial and ethnic health disparities across the country. The study includes a scorecard for all 50 states, and the overall health system performance…


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….


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 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 28, 2020

Podcasts feature Keisha Ray as special guest

Keisha Ray, PhD, was recently interviewed for two podcasts, The Ethicist’s Corner and Flash Forward. The latest episode of The Ethicist’s Corner, “On Black Bioethics and Racial Disparities in Health,” featured talk about bioethics and black bioethics, how Ray defines…


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 and 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 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…


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