Race and Colonialism in the History of Medicine and Public Health, MPH Workshop November 24, 2020
From ELLEN AMSTER
This talk introduces participants to specific histories of race and colonialism in medicine and public health. From the controversies around J. Marion Sims, to the case of Joyce Echaquan in Quebec, to #blackintheivory, we consider how racism is present in medicine. Together a historian and a clinician will consider how this past is present, in the structures of health care, population health, physicians’ careers, and research methods. After the formal talk and discussion (first hour), participants are invited to break into discussion groups for a structured exercise.
Dr. Ellen Amster is the Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine at McMaster and Associate Professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and Religious Studies. To explore these topics further, visit the History of Medicine and Medical Humanities Research Portal she created for McMaster: https://medhumanities.mcmaster.ca
Dr. Sonia Anand, is professor in the Department of Medicine, Director of the Population Genomics Program at McMaster; a senior scientist at the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI); and holds Canada Research Chair in Ethnic Diversity and Cardiovascular Disease, and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario/Michael G. DeGroote Chair in Population Health Research), will respond and present a short comment on race in population health research.