Health Inequities And The Making Of Race: A Short History

New York Academy of Medicine



Free with registration

Event Dates

Feb 24, 2021


5:00pm - 6:00pm

New York Academy of Medicine

Please join The New York Academy of Medicine's Section on the History of Medicine for a special lecture from Dr. Rana Hogarth, "Health Inequities and the Making of Race: A Short History."

This talk focuses on the contributions of physicians who lived and worked in slave societies of North America and the Anglophone Caribbean to the making of race and racial differences. It highlights how, in the production of medical knowledge and the furtherance of the medical profession, these physicians made damaging assumptions about Black people's bodies that still linger with us today. This talk encourages us to consider how legacies of slavery shaped the creation of medical knowledge and the contours of medical education. Finally, it draws attention to the ways our current expectations about health and health outcomes still depend on outdated ideologies of race.

The lecture will be followed by a discussion led by Dr. Andrew Racine of Albert Einstein College of Medicine and The Children's Hospital at Montefiore.