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PEDIATRICS On Call: Stopping Systemic Racism, Babies Born to Women with Disabilities

by | Nov 17, 2020 | Pediatrics On Call

Stopping Systemic Racism, Babies Born to Women with Disabilities

Episode 29

In this episode Joseph Wright, MD, MPH, FAAP, at-large member of the AAP Board of Directors, joins the podcast to address racism in health care. He tells hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, about the AAP’s history of discrimination, its apology, and its efforts to move forward. The hosts also interview Hilary Brown, PhD, about her Pediatrics article on health outcomes for babies born to women with disabilities.

Guest, Joseph Wright, MD

Dr. Joseph Wright, MD, is Senior Vice PResident and Chief Medical Officer of Capital Region Health in the University of Maryland Medical system. He currently maintains adjunct appointments as professor of pediatrics and health services administration. He’s previously served as Chair of Pediatrics at the Howard University College of Medicine and Senior VP for Community Affairs in the Children’s National Health System.

Dr. Wright currently serves as an At Large member on the American Academy of Pediatrics Board of Directors. He was also the past chair of the AAP Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine and the AAP Task Force on Addressing Bias and Discrimination.

Guest,Hilary Brown, PhD

Hilary Brown is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and is an Adjunct Scientist at Women’s College Hospital and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. Her research uses epidemiologic methods to examine maternal and child health across the course of life. She holds interest in populations with disabilities and chronic illness, social determinants of health, and health equity.

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