What Are Our Patients Telling Us? A Look Into Structural Racism and Systemic Bias

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What Are Our Patients Telling Us? A Look Into Structural Racism and Systemic Bias

You’re invited to join the Association of Medicine and Phsychiatry for this installment of our AMP Webinar Series: What Are Our Patients Telling Us? A Look Into Structural Racism and Systemic Bias.

Presentation Objectives: After participating in this webinar, attendees should report:

  • Increased familiarity with their own implicit bias as related to a patient vignette;
  • Ability to describe and start to recognized at least three of the following in daily patient care:
    • Redlining
    • Criminalization
    • Stigma
    • Distrust
    • Implicit Bias
    • Explicit Bias
  • Consideration of the potential impact of systemic bias (and how to mitigate it) on patient care

Date: Thursday, August 19, 2021

Time: 5:00 pm PDT/8:00 pm EDT

Format: LIVE

Cost: Members: FREE | Non-members $25


Jane P. Gagliardi, MD, MHS

Jane P. Gagliardi MD, MHS, is a dually-trained internist-psychiatrist at Duke University School of Medicine and Duke University Hospital, where she is the Director of the combined Medicine-Psychiatry Residency Training Program. She has held a variety of other educational administrative and leadership roles throughout her 18 years on faculty. With a passion for patient safety and quality improvement, in 2014 Dr. Gagliardi founded and led seven years' worth of quarterly Psychiatry departmental Morbidity and Mortality conferences as well as a Psychiatry residency course in Quality Improvement; through these activities and others in the clinical arena she has come to recognize that a significant and frequently under-recognized root cause of many threats to patient safety and quality is structural racism and/or systemic inequity.


Martha Ward, MD

Martha Ward, MD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Department of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Ward’s clinical work is focused on improving medical and psychiatric outcomes of individuals with serious mental illness through integrated care. Dr. Ward is the Medical Director of Park Place Primary Care, a collaborative primary care clinic located in the Behavioral Health Outpatient center at Grady Memorial Hospital. In this clinic, she serves the complex medical and psychiatric needs of patients that previously had no continuity of medical care and provides a unique training opportunity for students and residents. Additionally, Dr. Ward is passionate about medical education. In UME, she provides faculty development to optimize the ability of faculty to support the wellbeing of medical trainees. She also serves as Society Mentor and Small Group Advisor in the Osler Society, is Associate Course Director for the Essentials of Patient Care course (a 4-year longitudinal clinical skills course), and serves as Co-Chair of the Admissions Committee.

Dr. Ward has been an active member of AMP since 2011. She was selected as a winner of the Innovations in Integrated Care competition in 2015, was awarded the inaugural Roger Kathol Pioneering Spirit Award for Early Career Physicians in 2017, and was honored with the AMP Outstanding Service Award in 2018. She served as Co-Chair of the Annual Meeting Planning Committee from 2017-2019, and is the current President-Elect of AMP.