IHPS Grand Rounds: Is my medical school racist? (Yes)
Michelle Ko, MD, PhD, is an associate professor in the Division of Health Policy and Management in the Department of Public Health Sciences, at UC Davis. She previously completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the UCSF Institute for Health Policy Studies. Her research examines the intersections of social structural inequities, particularly structural and institutional racism, and health, health systems and policy. Her current main areas of research are: (1) the impacts of exposures to structural racism particularly community violence and law enforcement, over the life course, impact aging and cognitive health among African American older adults; (2) how institutional racism manifests in academic medical institutions and educational processes. Her past projects include studies on healthcare safety net systems, neighborhood impacts on aging and cognition, Medicaid, long-term care, access to healthcare for minority populations, diversity in medical education, and the healthcare workforce.