This is a study from Yale University about medical students’ explicit and implicit attitudes toward people who are gay and lesbian. Not surprisingly, medical students reflect the biases of the society around them: I created the chart above from the study data which shows that a little less than half of medical students today harbor … Continue reading Just Read: Eliminating physician biases against gay and lesbian people, don’t forget the “T”
The topic of implicit or unconscious bias is integrated into a lot of the work I am doing today. I did a pretty exhaustive review of the research last year in preparation for this presentation (Presentation: Being a Transgender Ally and Unconscious Bias ). I am about to give a refreshed version of the presentation to fellow clinicians at Kaiser Permanente (which I’ll post here).
I figured it would be a good idea to read the book version of all the papers I read and the experts I spoke to last year (much of it chronicled here, many many posts…). This is that book. Continue reading→
I don’t know where I came across this book by Paul Taylor (@paultaylordc) from the Pew Research Center (@PewResearch) but I did, and it combines a lot of interests of mine (and a lot of other people). Specific to me, an ongoing following of the Pew Internet (@PewInternet)’s former researcher and brilliant community colleague in DC, Susannah Fox (@SusannahFox), and a lot of work I’ve done in diversity and inclusion as well as technology, that has caused me to read a lot of the reports cited in the book. So it’s in one package here, which is great.
View Composites – 1968 and 2014 – Washington, DC USA 49693 on Flickr.com I have been learning how to combine photos recently, and I am a fan of everything Washington, DC, history, and diversity, so…. Only one of the two photographs in the composite is mine. The other was taken on April 4, 1968, the … Continue reading Photo Friday: Washington, DC USA, 1968 and 2014
Permanente physician Sangeeta Iyer, MD, and NBC’s Wendy Reiger (@nbcwendy) (View on Flickr.com) SMYAL (@SMYALDC) supports and empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in the Washington, DC metropolitan region. Through youth leadership, SMYAL creates opportunities for LGBTQ youth to build self-confidence, develop critical life skills, and engage their peers and community through … Continue reading Allies Need Allies: 2014 SMYAL Fall Brunch
View on Flickr.com Right after he walked Ruby Corado (@CasaRubyDC), down the aisle, Washington, DC, Mayor Vince Gray (@MayorVinceGray), was talking with us about his work to create equal health and opportunity for our residents who are transgender, lesbian, gay, bisexual: “You’ve got to stand on the right side of history.” I remember a time … Continue reading Standing on the Right Side of History with Ruby Corado, David Walker, Mayor Vince Gray, Washington, DC USA
#HITBriefing dentists use EHR’s too #oralhealth I didn’t know what I would learn at the HIT Briefing yesterday in Washington, DC sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (@RWJF) and supported by the Office of the National Coordinator (@ONC_HealthIT) and it wasn’t what I thought, thanks to social media commentary on the photos I took/posted. I … Continue reading Photos from HIT Briefing – Reminder about Oral Health and Transgender Person Health