Health Inequities Workshop Series

The goals of the Health Inequities Workshop Series are to: (1) bridge the cultural and experience gap by providing health practitioners with the knowledge and skills needed to understand health inequities; (2) acquire the intercultural communication skills needed to become more culturally sensitive and empathetic health practitioners; (3) develop a fundamental understanding of the socio-economic causes of health inequities and how structural forces perpetuate them; and (4) imbue health practitioners with the desire and commitment to contribute to transforming the healthcare system to better serve Blacks and people of color. Each workshop will feature panel discussions, interactive breakout rooms, and question and answer sessions.

This series is free of charge and open to all members of the Buffalo Translational Consortium.

Learners can also earn a certificate of completion upon viewing all workshops. A minimum of four out of the five workshops must be viewed during the scheduled Zoom sessions. One workshop may be viewed via recording before the next live Zoom session.

Dates: Thursdays, March - April 2023
3:00 - 4:30 PM
 Online via Zoom

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Series Schedule

March 16

Henry Louis Taylor, Jr., PhD
David Herzberg, PhD


Introduction to Structural Racism and Medical Racism

March 30

Shannon Bryant, LMHC


The Importance of Building Trust

April 6

Jim Jarvis, MD


Socioeconomic Factors that Produce Health Inequities

April 13

Sangrok Oh, DO


Implicit Bias and Health Inequities

April 20

Allison Brashear, MD, MBA

Timothy Murphy, MD

Willie Underwood, MD, MSc, MPH

Kelly Wofford

Raul Vazquez, MD


When Theory Meets Practice

Past Series