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Decolonizing & Democratizing Global Health Research Training: Case Studies
Matthew DeCamp, MD, PhD, worked with colleagues from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Johns Hopkins University, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Tulane University – as well as mentors and scientists across 16 countries worldwide, to confront common challenges and initiate discussion about how researchers can positively address the interpersonal and structural elements related to colonialism that may influence global health.
The team at the UJMT Consortium for the Fogarty Global Health Fellows and Scholars Program developed
these case studies via a multi-step process integrating surveys and interviews which reflected high priority
issues and real-world scenarios.
In an ever-changing landscape of global health research, this work presents a toolkit for trainees to wrestle
with these difficult concepts, develop their own understanding, and participate in the broader discussion about meaningful change. Read more>>
This will be the 17th annual anthology of original prose, poetry, graphic arts, photography, music, and video created and contributed by the students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
Publication of the 2024 edition is expected in early May. Learn more>>
Megan Morris, PhD, MPH, CCC-SLP, aims to identify
and address provider and organization-level factors that contribute to healthcare disparities experienced by
patients with disabilities. She is a leading expert on the
documentation of patients’ disability status in the
Electronic Health Record and healthcare disparities
experienced by patients with communication disabilities.
Dr. Morris is founder and director of the Disability Equity Collaborative, a community aimed at advancing
equitable care for patients with disabilities through
practice, policy and research.
Dr. Morris and Jennifer Oshita, MS, CCC-SLP recieved the Distinguished Professor of Health Equity Best Poster Presentation Award from the Society of General Internal Medicine at their 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting for their poster, Communication Disability Accomodation Services in US Healthcare Organizations.
The New England Journal of Medicine published Morris's perspective,"Death by Ableism," in January, 2023.Caring for Adults With Significant Levels of Intellectual Disability in Outpatient Settings: Results of a National Survey of Physicians, by Eric G. Campbell, PhD, and co-authors, is the first national data regarding U.S. physicians’ attitudes and experiences with caring for adults with significant levels of ID. The authors findings may lead to adoption of standards that improve goals of optimizing patient and provider satisfaction, and reducing health and healthcare inequities. AAIDD, January, 2023
Dr. Lisa Iezzoni, MD, MSc, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and Feranmi Okanlami, MD, MS, assistant professor at University of Michigan Medical School discussed a series of studies in which researchers pulled back the curtain on how doctors perceive disabled patients. In 2021, CBH Research Director, Eric G. Campbell, PhD, along with Dr. Iazonne and co-authors surveyed 714 US physicians in outpatient practices. They found that 35.8 percent reported knowing little or nothing about their legal responsibilities under the ADA, 71.2 percent answered incorrectly about who determines reasonable accommodations, 20.5 percent did not correctly identify who pays for these accommodations, and 68.4 percent felt that they were at risk for ADA lawsuits. Read more in Health Affairs>>
Dr. Iezzoni concludes by quoting the World Health Organization, that disability is just part of the normal human experience. At some point, everybody, with some modest exceptions, will experience some type of disability, whether it be aging-related hearing loss or mobility difficulties. This just needs to be recognized as not something that’s abnormal or something to kind of stigmatize, but just something to accept and understand and accommodate.
1) The Center is seeking qualified applicants for a new, full time, regular faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor
to conduct extramurally funded research on topcs at the intersection of bioethics, health policy, and the health
humanities. See description for full details>>
2) The Center is seeking qualified candidates for a full time, regular faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate
Professor or Professor with expertise in empirical bioethics research generally and a specific focus on artificial intelligence (AI)
ethics, law or policy. Click for details and application>>
In an essay by Warren Binford of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities & the Kempe Center, Janine Young of the University of California San Diego, Michael Garcia Bochenek of Human Rights Watch and Columbia University, and Jordan Greenbaum of the International Center for Missing and Exploited Children, this team of medical and legal experts provide recommendations to improve the health and well-being of unaccompanied immigrant children who continue to arrive at the US–Mexico border. These children are at high risk for ongoing abuse, neglect, and poor mental and physical health.
The authors propose that changes be made at public health, medical, and governmental levels to provide early and comprehensive attention to the needs of unaccompanied immigrant children to maximize the likelihood that they will reach their full potential and positively contribute to society. Read article>>