Category Archives: Now Reading

Just Read: Need for a Non-Discrimination Statement to Protect the Health of the Transgender Population



A week ago, I received this communication from Keshav Tyagi, who’s an MPH Candidate at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine: Hi. I am an MPH student at the University of Southern California, and I am writing a paper about transgender health in the aftermath of the ACA. I was wondering if » » » » on to the full article

Just Read: State of the Science: Implicit Bias Review 2014 (Implications for health care)



Right after I came upon the 2013 State of the Science: Implicit Bias Review by the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University (@KirwanInstitute), which I reviewed yesterday (Just Read: State of the Science: Implicit Bias Review 2013 | Ted Eytan, MD), I found the 2014 State of the Science. » » » » on to the full article

Just Read: State of the Science: Implicit Bias Review 2013



This is a pair of reports from the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University (@KirwanInstitute) that is what it says – up to date reviews on the state of the science around implicit bias. Today, publishing on the 2013 update. There’s already a 2014 update that I’ll write about » » » » on to the full article

Just Read: Unconscious bias is like an iPhone version 20 inside your brain, and walking helps manage it (?)



The construction of our social environment can be informed and adapted to take into account implicit attitudes that potentially run counter to our conscious objectives and beliefs. Stanley D, Phelps E, Banaji M. The Neural Basis of Implicit Attitudes. Curr. Dir. Psychol. Sci. 2008;17(2):164–170. [Accessed April 1, 2014]. Still continuing, and just about done researching » » » » on to the full article

Just Read: Methods for reducing unconscious bias, implications for transgender person health and medical care



Continuing on in the exploration of unconscious bias in preparation for the 2nd Annual Kaiser Permanente LGBTQI Health Symposium, the question arises – “If people harbor biases that they are not consciously aware of, how can they be reduced or eliminated?” In other words, “what’s the treatment?” These two papers offer a great review of » » » » on to the full article

Spending time with Jessica Green, PhD on bioinformed design



I/we had the opportunity to follow up with Jessica Green, PhD (@JessicaLeeGreen) today after I met her at Robert Wood Johnson Foundation headquarters last year (Thanks @RWJF network!) (see: Shadowing (the people of the) Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Pioneer Portfolio | Ted Eytan, MD) today at the Center for Total Health (@KPTotalHealth) and talk more about » » » » on to the full article

Just Read: Trojan Horses of Race, Unconscious Bias, and Transgender Person Health and Medical Care



Kang Jerry Trojan Horses of Race

Kang, Jerry, Trojan Horses of Race. Harvard Law Review, Vol. 118, February 2005; Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 627381; UCLA School of Law Research Paper No. 04-25. Continuing my learning journey in preparation for the Kaiser Permanente 2nd Annual LGBTQI Health Symposium, I felt I needed to get grounded in the theory and science around » » » » on to the full article