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Decolonizing & Democratizing Global Health Research Training: Case Studies
Matthew DeCamp, MD, PhD, worked with colleagues from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Johns Hopkins University, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Tulane University – as well as mentors and scientists across 16 countries worldwide, to confront common challenges and initiate discussion about how researchers can positively address the interpersonal and structural elements related to colonialism that may influence global health.
The team at the UJMT Consortium for the Fogarty Global Health Fellows and Scholars Program developed
these case studies via a multi-step process integrating surveys and interviews which reflected high priority
issues and real-world scenarios.
In an ever-changing landscape of global health research, this work presents a toolkit for trainees to wrestle
with these difficult concepts, develop their own understanding, and participate in the broader discussion about meaningful change. Read more>>
This exhibition highlights selections from over 25 years of NedRa Bonds’ rich and provocative narrative quilts, providing audiences a holistic view of her artistic journey. Opening on March 14th at the Fulginiti Gallery.
The Legacy of Justina Ford, MD
Dr. Ford (1871-1952) was the first Black female physician licensed to practice medicine in the state of Colorado. Fulginiti lobby exhibit opens March 14th.
Megan Morris, PhD, MPH, CCC-SLP, aims to identify
and address provider and organization-level factors that contribute to healthcare disparities experienced by
patients with disabilities. She is a leading expert on the
documentation of patients’ disability status in the
Electronic Health Record and healthcare disparities
experienced by patients with communication disabilities.
Dr. Morris is founder and director of the Disability Equity Collaborative, a community aimed at advancing
equitable care for patients with disabilities through
practice, policy and research.
Dr. Morris and Jennifer Oshita, MS, CCC-SLP recieved the Distinguished Professor of Health Equity Best Poster Presentation Award from the Society of General Internal Medicine at their 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting for their poster, Communication Disability Accomodation Services in US Healthcare Organizations.
The New England Journal of Medicine published Morris's perspective,"Death by Ableism," in January, 2023.Caring for Adults With Significant Levels of Intellectual Disability in Outpatient Settings: Results of a National Survey of Physicians, by Eric G. Campbell, PhD, and co-authors, is the first national data regarding U.S. physicians’ attitudes and experiences with caring for adults with significant levels of ID. The authors findings may lead to adoption of standards that improve goals of optimizing patient and provider satisfaction, and reducing health and healthcare inequities. AAIDD, January, 2023
Dr. Lisa Iezzoni, MD, MSc, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and Feranmi Okanlami, MD, MS, assistant professor at University of Michigan Medical School discussed a series of studies in which researchers pulled back the curtain on how doctors perceive disabled patients. In 2021, CBH Research Director, Eric G. Campbell, PhD, along with Dr. Iazonne and co-authors surveyed 714 US physicians in outpatient practices. They found that 35.8 percent reported knowing little or nothing about their legal responsibilities under the ADA, 71.2 percent answered incorrectly about who determines reasonable accommodations, 20.5 percent did not correctly identify who pays for these accommodations, and 68.4 percent felt that they were at risk for ADA lawsuits. Read more in Health Affairs>>
Dr. Iezzoni concludes by quoting the World Health Organization, that disability is just part of the normal human experience. At some point, everybody, with some modest exceptions, will experience some type of disability, whether it be aging-related hearing loss or mobility difficulties. This just needs to be recognized as not something that’s abnormal or something to kind of stigmatize, but just something to accept and understand and accommodate.
1) The Center is seeking qualified applicants for a new, full time, regular faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor
to conduct extramurally funded research on topcs at the intersection of bioethics, health policy, and the health
humanities. See description for full details>>
2) The Center is seeking qualified candidates for a full time, regular faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate
Professor or Professor with expertise in empirical bioethics research generally and a specific focus on artificial intelligence (AI)
ethics, law or policy. Click for details and application>>
Despite the growing need for surrogate decision-making for older adults, little is known about how surrogates make decisions and whether advance directives would change decision-making. In a national survey, Lauren Hersch Nicholas, PhD, and co-authors found participants were more likely to indicate that surrogates should choose comfort care when a hospitalized older adult has dementia, even when the patient’s advance directives indicated s/he would prefer life-extending treatments.
Conversely, for hypothetical patients without dementia, respondents are more likely to state that the surrogate should choose life-extending treatments even when the patient had indicated s/he would want comfort care. Their findings suggest that older adults should choose proxy decision-makers with similar preferences to their own to increase preference-concordant surrogate decisions.