Just Read: Eliminating physician biases against gay and lesbian people, don’t forget the “T”

Just Read: Eliminating physician biases against gay and lesbian people, don't forget the "T"

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”

Just Read: Blindspot: Hidden Biases that shape, and could fix, society

Just Read: Blindspot: Hidden Biases that shape, and could fix, society

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→

Just Read: The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown

Just Read: The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown

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.

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Photo Friday: Washington, DC USA,  1968 and 2014

Photo Friday: Washington, DC USA, 1968 and 2014

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

Allies Need Allies: 2014 SMYAL Fall Brunch

Allies Need Allies: 2014 SMYAL Fall Brunch

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

Standing on the Right Side of History with Ruby Corado, David Walker, Mayor Vince Gray, Washington, DC USA

Standing on the Right Side of History with Ruby Corado, David Walker, Mayor Vince Gray, Washington, DC USA

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

Photos from HIT Briefing – Reminder about Oral Health and Transgender Person Health

Photos from HIT Briefing - Reminder about Oral Health and Transgender Person Health

#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