Virtual Lecture and Panel

Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics at Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School Petrie-Flom Center presents a virtual lecture and panel: Medical Stereotypes: Confronting Racism and Disparities in US Health Care: A Health Policy and Bioethics Consortium 

Event Description

Minority racial and ethnic groups in the US have long experienced disparities in access to health care and worse health outcomes, undermining broader social, political, and economic equality. One component of these disparities are various stereotypes that affect how minority patients are perceived and treated. This session will explore how medical discourse and the health system it supports can be altered to address these harms, and how legal changes can improve outcomes in the future.

Join the conversation or submit questions on Twitter at @PetrieFlom using #MedicalStereotypes.


  • Introduction: Carmel Shachar, Executive Director, The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School
  • Evelynn Hammonds, Chair, Department of the History of Science; Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science; Professor of African and African American Studies
  • Craig Konnoth, Associate Professor of Law and Director, Health Law Certificate, University of Colorado Law School
  • Moderator: Michelle MorseHospitalist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow; Founding Co-Director, EqualHealth

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