January 19, 2022

Keisha Ray quoted in Wired about climate change and social determinants of health

Keisha Ray, PhD, was interviewed for a Wired article entitled, “Your Medical History Might Someday Include ‘Climate Change.’” In the piece, Ray responds to a reported account of a physician who noted in a patient’s medical chart that the underlying…


February 25, 2021

OneZero article about vaccine hunters features comments from Keisha Ray

OneZero writer Sarah Emerson published a story about vaccine hunters, referencing Facebook groups aimed at tracking down doses of COVID-19 vaccinations for their members. As part of the article, Emerson spoke with Keisha Ray, PhD. Ray explains that “vaccine hunters…


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 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…


June 10, 2020

Keisha Ray’s work featured in toolkit for Bioethics and Race

Bioethics.net has created the #BlackBioethics Toolkit, a resource featuring articles, blogs, and more on bioethics and race. The toolkit focuses specifically on African Americans and Black people in the United States. Among the resources are works by Keisha Ray, PhD,…


October 2, 2019

Poverty Simulation featured in UTHealth News

Some students stole to pay bills. Others begged. Still, others deliberated whether to buy their child’s medication or pay the mortgage. These acts—part of a simulated poverty experience for students at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth—illuminate the circumstances some of their…


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