Article Published On Anti-Black Racism And Mitigation Strategies In Academic Medicine

Pitt Pediatrics congratulates Dedeepya Konuthula, MD, Flor de Abril Cameron, MD, MPH, Naudia Jonassaint MD, MHS, Eloho Ufomata MD, Orquidia Torres, MD, MS, Utibe R. Essien, MD, MPH, Megan E. Hamm, PhD, Jessica Merlin, MD, PhD, and Maya Ragavan, MD, MPH, on the publication of the article “Perspectives on Anti-Black Racism and Mitigation Strategies Among Faculty Experts at Academic Medical Centers.” The article was published on April 22, 2022 on the JAMA Network.  

The article asks the question “What are the experiences of anti-Black racism among academic medical faculty, and what strategies are needed to address it?” From this question, the team spoke to Black faculty and trainees about their perspectives on barriers and challenges as well as suggestions for a proposed comprehensive intervention for dismantling anti-Black racism in academic medicine.

The team stress this study is important as Black faculty and trainees remain underrepresented in academic medicine because of systemic racism and years of diversity and inclusion efforts have not succeeded in eliminating the unique challenges faced by these Black faculty in academic medicine.