Race and gender inequalities in medicine and biomedical research

Djana Harp, Jamil A. Harp, Ruth Shim, William Clyde Wilcox, Japera Johnson, Judith K. Wilcox

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Abstract

There is a critical need to develop initiatives aimed at expanding and diversifying the healthcare workforce, beginning with medical education. This chapter addresses racial and gender disparities in academic medicine and biomedical research. Racial and ethnic minorities and women remain underrepresented in medicine, biomedical research, and healthcare leadership. These disparities are national issues and have far-reaching effects which translate into significant educational and healthcare-delivery disparities. Research has shown that health care professionals from underserved backgrounds are more likely than others to work in underserved areas which would address current shortages in health professionals for the medically underserved. The authors describe their theory for the existence and persistence of these disparities. They offer evidence of these disparities while concluding with current initiatives to address these disparities, calling for innovative approaches to training underrepresented minorities and women as physicians and biomedical research scientists.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedical Education and Ethics
Subtitle of host publicationConcepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
PublisherIGI Global
Pages1107-1125
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781522509790
ISBN (Print)9781522509783
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 27 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Biomedical Research
Medicine
medicine
Delivery of Health Care
gender
Healthcare Disparities
Women Physicians
Medical Education
health professionals
national minority
shortage
persistence
Health
Research
physician
minority
leadership
health care
evidence
education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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Harp, D., Harp, J. A., Shim, R., Wilcox, W. C., Johnson, J., & Wilcox, J. K. (2016). Race and gender inequalities in medicine and biomedical research. In Medical Education and Ethics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (pp. 1107-1125). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-0978-3.ch051

Race and gender inequalities in medicine and biomedical research. / Harp, Djana; Harp, Jamil A.; Shim, Ruth; Wilcox, William Clyde; Johnson, Japera; Wilcox, Judith K.

Medical Education and Ethics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. IGI Global, 2016. p. 1107-1125.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Harp, D, Harp, JA, Shim, R, Wilcox, WC, Johnson, J & Wilcox, JK 2016, Race and gender inequalities in medicine and biomedical research. in Medical Education and Ethics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. IGI Global, pp. 1107-1125. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-0978-3.ch051
Harp D, Harp JA, Shim R, Wilcox WC, Johnson J, Wilcox JK. Race and gender inequalities in medicine and biomedical research. In Medical Education and Ethics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. IGI Global. 2016. p. 1107-1125 https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-0978-3.ch051
Harp, Djana ; Harp, Jamil A. ; Shim, Ruth ; Wilcox, William Clyde ; Johnson, Japera ; Wilcox, Judith K. / Race and gender inequalities in medicine and biomedical research. Medical Education and Ethics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. IGI Global, 2016. pp. 1107-1125
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