august, 2020

27aug4:00 pm5:00 pmCoronavirus Conversations: Racial Bias in the Healthcare System and COVID Outcomes4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Virtual Meeting

Event Details

Co-Hosted with the Duke Center for Science and Justice, The Samuel Dubois Cook Center on Social Equity, and The Duke Center on Law, Race and Politics.

Systemic and individual racial bias in the US healthcare system is well documented, resulting in disparate outcomes for treatment of the same disease.  This raises the concern that members of the Black community and other people of color may not receive the same level of care as white patients once they contract COVID-19, and attempt to get seen by doctors, tested, and treated.

Join Duke Science & Society and our panel of experts in a discussion of the extent to which implicit, explicit, structural, and systemic racial biases in healthcare result in poorer outcomes for Black COVID-19 patients, and other people of color—and what to do to correct for those disparate outcomes.


Khiara M. Bridges, Ph.D., J.D,  Professor of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law

Daniela Lamas, M.D. Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialist

Sylvia Perry, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Social Psychology, Northwestern University


Thomas Williams, J.D, Law and Biosciences Fellow, Duke Initiative for Science & Society


This virtual event series is open to the public. Press covering the coronavirus outbreak are welcome to attend. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates.

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Coronavirus Conversations: A virtual event series from Duke Science & Society


As we practice social distancing, engage in online learning, and work remotely we are burdened with questions about how this pandemic is affecting our lives, the lives of those we love, and the society we are a part of. Over the course of this event series faculty and staff from Duke Science and Society will join academics, lawmakers, students, researchers, doctors, and others to shed some light on the events happening around us and what life will start to look like moving forward.

We will have moderated, casual lunch-time discussions with brief Q&A held via Zoom chat.


(Thursday) 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Virtual Meeting

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