Medical Grand Rounds: Understanding the Impact of Racism on Medicine

The Providence Center for Healthcare Ethics presents Medical Grand Rounds. Trust is Earned: Understanding the Impact of Racism in Medicine and Addressing Health Equity Racism is a fundamental catalyst of deeply rooted health disparities and prevents efforts to advance health equity.  Visiting scholar Dr. Nneka Sederstrom will look at the long-standing history of racism in medicine in this country. She will examine how this has led to a culture of distrust and increased inequity in health care. Dr. Sederstrom is the Chief Health Equity Officer at Hennepin Healthcare System where she leads efforts in addressing health disparities, equity and antiracism in the institution and community. She has her PhD in Sociology with concentrations in Medical Sociology and Race, Class, and Gender Inequality, MPH in Global Health Management, and MA in Philosophy.