Overview


AcademyHealth has been actively promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the health services and policy research (HSR) workforce for several years. Recent developments in the field of HSR have accelerated our interest in updating and improving research methods to address structural racism and promote health equity.

This workshop prepares and encourages researchers to build on their current skills in all areas of HSR and apply established and innovative methods and techniques to reduce structural racism and bias in their work. After attending the workshop, we hope participants will promote and demonstrate the value of these approaches to their colleagues and institutions.

Please Note: Recordings of each session are located in the agenda listed below.

Co-Facilitators:

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Committee Member

Rashida Dorsey, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Branch Chief - Statistical Products Branch of the Federal Housing Finance Agency

Dr. Dorsey is the Branch Chief for the Statistical Products Branch of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Read Bio

MEdmonds
Staff

Margo Edmunds, Ph.D.

Vice President, Evidence Generation and Translation - AcademyHealth

As Vice President for Evidence Generation and Translation, Dr. Margo Edmunds leads AcademyHealth's portfolios ... Read Bio

Supported in part by:

  • AcademyHealth Methods and Data Council
  • Center on Diversity, Inclusion, and Minority Engagement (DIME)
  • AcademyHealth Disparities Interest Group
  • Paradigm Project
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Funder)
  • Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Agenda

TUESDAY, JULY 20, 2021
TIME ACTIVITY
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM ET

Why We’re Here: Background

Purpose and Objectives  

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Committee Member

Rashida Dorsey, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Branch Chief - Statistical Products Branch of the Federal Housing Finance Agency

Dr. Dorsey is the Branch Chief for the Statistical Products Branch of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Read Bio

MEdmonds
Staff

Margo Edmunds, Ph.D.

Vice President, Evidence Generation and Translation - AcademyHealth

As Vice President for Evidence Generation and Translation, Dr. Margo Edmunds leads AcademyHealth's portfolios ... Read Bio

     

11:15 AM – 12:30 PM ET

Part I: What Kinds of Biases Does the Field of HSR Need to Address?

View the session recording here.

Facilitator:

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Committee Member

Rashida Dorsey, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Branch Chief - Statistical Products Branch of the Federal Housing Finance Agency

Dr. Dorsey is the Branch Chief for the Statistical Products Branch of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Read Bio


Structural Racism and HSR

J'Mag Karbeah
Member

J'Mag Karbeah, M.P.H.

Ph.D. Student - University of Minnesota School of Public Health

J'Mag is a fourth year PhD student in the sociology of illness track within the Health Services Research, Poli... Read Bio

Measuring and Reporting Health Disparities

Reginald Tucker-Seeley
Committee Member

Reginald Tucker-Seeley, M.A., Sc.M., Sc.D.

Edward L. Schneider Chair in Gerontology and Assistant Professor - Leonard Davis School of Gerontology - University of Southern California

Reginald Tucker-Seeley, M.A., Sc.M., Sc.D. is the inaugural holder of the Edward L. Schneider chair in geronto... Read Bio

Understanding Intersectionality

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Jameta Barlow, Ph.D., M.P.H

Assistant Professor - The George Washington University

Jameta Nicole Barlow, Ph.D., M.P.H., a Charlottesville, Virginia native, is a community health psychologist an... Read Bio

 

Discussion/Q&A with Panel and Participants

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM ET

Part II: Misclassification and Undercounts of "Race" and Ethnicity

View the session recording here.

Pathways to Representation and Visibility: Equity and Efficiency in Data Systems

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Board Member, Member

Ninez A. Ponce, Ph.D., M.P.P.

Director - UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

Ninez A. Ponce, PhD, MPP, is an expert on immigrant and global health, survey-based research, social determina... Read Bio

Reactor:

Juanita J. Chinn

Juanita J. Chinn, Ph.D.

Sociologist and Demographer - National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Juanita J. Chinn, Ph.D. is a sociologist and demographer in the Population Dynamics Branch at the Eunice Kenne... Read Bio

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM ET Break
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

Part III: Current Controversies and Emerging Methods

View the session recording here.

Facilitator and Discussant:

Dr. Abdul Shaikh
Committee Member

Abdul Shaikh, Ph.D., M.H.Sc.

Director - Guidehouse Consulting

Dr. Abdul Shaikh is a Director at Guidehouse (formerly PwC Public Sector) where he dedicates his energy helpin... Read Bio

  

Community-Based Participatory Research 

 

Using Big Data to Improve Outcomes: Data Science at the VA
Suzanne Tamang, Ph.D., Palo Alto VA Program Evaluation Resource Center

Discussion led by Dr. Shaikh

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM ET

Part IV: Bringing it Home: How to Apply Anti-Racism Action Steps for Eliminating Bias

View the session recording here.

Facilitators:

MEdmonds
Staff

Margo Edmunds, Ph.D.

Vice President, Evidence Generation and Translation - AcademyHealth

As Vice President for Evidence Generation and Translation, Dr. Margo Edmunds leads AcademyHealth's portfolios ... Read Bio

Dr. Abdul Shaikh
Committee Member

Abdul Shaikh, Ph.D., M.H.Sc.

Director - Guidehouse Consulting

Dr. Abdul Shaikh is a Director at Guidehouse (formerly PwC Public Sector) where he dedicates his energy helpin... Read Bio

  1. Exercise on priority-setting for methods and data.
  2. Discussion
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM ET

Part V: Reflections: What’s Next for Health Equity Research? 

View the session recording here.

Derek Griffith
Researcher

Derek M. Griffith, Ph.D.

Founding Co-Director - Georgetown University

Derek M. Griffith, Ph.D., is a Founding Co-Director of the Racial Justice Institute, Founder and Director of t... Read Bio

Final Thoughts:

MEdmonds
Staff

Margo Edmunds, Ph.D.

Vice President, Evidence Generation and Translation - AcademyHealth

As Vice President for Evidence Generation and Translation, Dr. Margo Edmunds leads AcademyHealth's portfolios ... Read Bio