Race and Research: The Gaps in Health

Episode 100

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Race and Research: The Gaps in Health

Stat: 5%The percentage of Black physicians and surgeons in America.

Story: Continuing our look at race and research, we turn to health care. We hear from Dr. Marie Bernard, who heads efforts to increase diversity in the research workforce at the National Institutes of Health, and Dr. Stephanie Brown and Kristen Azar of Sutter Health, a nonprofit California health care provider. They discuss the impact of COVID-19 on communities of color, how to build trust in the medical system among those communities, and other ways to improve patient care.

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Race and Research
Race and Research

Race and Research

A new season from ‘After the Fact’

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In a new season of Pew’s “After the Fact” podcast, we explore diversity in America and how race intersects with research in a range of fields—from public opinion polling to medicine to economics.

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