Health Equity Researchers of Oregon present "Implicit Bias in Health Care" on August 11th from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This presentation examines the relative roles of non-African American physicians’ explicit and implicit racial attitudes in interactions with African-American patients in a primary care clinic. This presentation will also examine the relative roles of African American patients' ethnic identity and experience of discrimination that may contribute to patient-provider communication. After reviewing the two levels, the presenter will discuss implications for future studies, possible interventions, and elaborate on his dissertation idea for dialogue.

Our presenter, Adolfo G. Cuevas is a doctoral student at Portland State University, Applied Social & Community Psychology program. He is a recipient of the NIH R25E and Susan G. Komen Scholar-In-Training Award for his work at MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he investigated the association between discrimination and cancer risk behaviors among African American churchgoers.
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