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Dr. Lori Carter-Edwards

Lecture by Dr. Lori Carter-Edwards

PHCO701-Pharmacogenetics, Personalized Medicine, and Race: Understanding Implicit Bias Recently we had Dr. Lori Carter-Edwards from the UNC Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health give a lecture on ‘Pharmacogenetics, Personalized Medicine, and Race: Understanding Implicit Bias’ in our PHCO 701 graduate course. We are happy to share the recorded lecture with the rest of the department, along with some reading materials, that provide valuable information about implicit bias, particularly as it manifests in medical care, and ways that we can think about mitigating bias in all aspects of our lives but especially in pharmacology and medicine.



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Reading material referenced by the lecture:

  • Arnett MJ, Thorpe RJ Jr, Gaskin DJ, Bowie JV, LaVeist TA. Race, Medical Mistrust, and Segregation in Primary Care as Usual Source of Care: Findings from the Exploring Health Disparities in Integrated Communities Study. J Urban Health. 2016;93(3):456-467
  • Blair IV, Steiner JF, Hanratty R, et al. An investigation of associations between clinicians’ ethnic or racial bias and hypertension treatment, medication adherence and blood pressure control. J Gen Intern Med. 2014;29(7):987-995.
  • Carter-Edwards L, Brooks JL, Burgess S, Toms F. Race, ethnicity, and cultural influences. In, T Daaleman and M Helton, eds. Chronic Illness Care: Principles and Practices, pp. 17-28. New York: Springer, 2018.
  • Geneviève LD, Martani A, Shaw D, Elger BS, Wangmo T. Structural racism in precision medicine: leaving no one behind. BMC Med Ethics. 2020;21(1):17. Published 2020 Feb 19.
  • Kressin NR, Petersen LA. Racial differences in the use of invasive cardiovascular procedures: review of the literature and prescription for future research. Ann Intern Med. 2001;135(5):352-366.
  • Leifer G, Fleck E. Growth and development across the lifespan: A health promotion focus: Elsevier Health Sciences; 2012 Peoples JG, Bailey GA. Humanity : an introduction to cultural anthropology. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning; 2012 Salmond SW, Echevarria M. Healthcare transformation and changing roles for nursing. Orthopedic Nursing. 2017;36(1):12.
  • Whittle J, Conigliaro J, Good CB, Lofgren RP. Racial differences in the use of invasive cardiovascular procedures in the Department of Veterans Affairs medical system. N Engl J Med. 1993;329(9):621-627.