Impact of Anti-Blackness in Medicine

Thursday, August 20th 2020

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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This webinar will highlight the impact of anti-Blackness in health care. We will examine how racism and systems of privilege lead to health disparities. We will discuss the importance of challenging the healthcare system to transform care by identifying and addressing implicit bias and structural racism and how this change will decrease health disparities. Participants will also learn ways to heal themselves from racial trauma through self- and collective care.


Faith Peterson, MD

Faith Peterson, M.D. is a public health physician, advocate, doula and breastfeeding counselor. She has a focused interest in reproductive justice and perinatal mental health issues. She established the Philadelphia Birth Equity Project to increase awareness about disparities related to maternal and infant mortality and to encourage and support healthy pregnancy, birth and infant feeding in the city of Philadelphia

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Karam Mounzer, MD

Dr. Mounzer identified two major gaps in the care of patients with HIV/hepatitis C (HCV) co-infection, and the complexity of multidrug-resistant HIV treatment. He is involved with many clinical trials focusing on drug development and better understanding of HIV immunopathogenesis with the Wistar Institute. He is involved in teaching and mentoring.

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Dr. Mario Cruz

Dr. Mario CruzDr. Cruz is a board certified pediatrician who serves as the Medical Director for our Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Center. He has presented and/or published in the fields of community violence and domestic violence prevention, quality improvement, behavioral health, curriculum development and mentorship. In 2019 he received the Greater Philadelphia Social Innovation Award for Innovations in Healthcare.

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