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Overturning National Eviction Bans is Institutionalized Racism and Sexism
Keisha Ray

 by Keisha Ray, PhD One of the social determinants of health is housing. Although in my work I discuss all of the social determinants of health, I tend to focus on the importance of housing because where we live, our zip code, with whom we live, the country, state, and city we live in can tell us a lot about people’s access to healthy food, recreation areas, clean water and air, and public transportation. Where a person lives can also tell us about their proximity to crime, environmental toxins (e.g. landfills, etc),…

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Why it is Important to Call Out Racist Language Amongst Our Professional Peers
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by Mildred Cho, PhD Recently, on a panel at a conference of a medical professional society, the president of the society used a racist term that is an ethnic slur used to refer to Asians. The speaker did not publicly apologize but did resign from official duties of the society. Other leaders of the society issued a series of underwhelming apologies, the final one asking for “tolerance”.…

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  • What Would it Take to Convince You to Take...

    by Keisha Ray, Ph.D. With Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna/National Institutes of Health producing a viable vaccine for COVID-19 (along with two other companies on the precipice of also producing viable vaccines) and with distribution set...
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    AJOB’s Acceptance Rate

    Bela Fishbeyn, MS and David Magnus, PhD Our publishers recently changed how they present journal metrics on Taylor & Francis Online. Each journal in their portfolio now features a new metrics tab on...
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    The 2020 Holiday Season Has To Be Different

    by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. I just finished watching a press conference with my mayor Lori Lightfoot of Chicago. She announced a new stay-at-home order starting Monday that will last for at least 30...
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    BioethicsTV (October 27-November 1, 2019): #NewAmsterdam; #ChicagoMed

    by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. New Amsterdam (Season 2: Episode 6): Lying; Inherent bias; Chicago Med (Season 5; Episode 6): Excusing battery; Jehovah’s Witness and blood transfusion; Be yourself or maintain health New Amsterdam (Season 2: Episode 6): Lying;...
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    Bioethics news. Btn Rss

    Ethical Challenges in Discharge Planning
    “Millions of patients are discharged from a hospital each year and that “the individual and systemic forces that shape discharge planning and care transitions” frequently lead to “failures that compromise patient health and well-being.””
    Why Some Hospitals Lack the Oxygen to Keep Patients Alive
    Scarcity and allocation are huge problems during the COVID-19 pandemic. How do we approach this? “The latest horror of the pandemic is that large numbers of people around the world are...
    Psychiatry Confronts Its Racist Past, and Tries to Make Amends
    “Acknowledging “appalling past actions” on the part of the profession, the A.P.A’s governing board committed the association to “identifying, understanding, and rectifying our past injustices,” and pledged to institute “anti-racist practices”
    After the Anniversary of Covid, Reckoning with Many New Normals
    “New normal is a term I often heard and offered as a clinical psychologist and clinical ethicist…After a life-altering event or series of events, how do you accommodate, adapt, plan, and respond to circumstances that have undoubtedly changed your...
    Medical Ethicist Weighs In On Connecticut Vote To End Religious Exemptions For Vaccines
    “Connecticut’s state Senate voted Tuesday night to ban religious exemptions on vaccines for school-aged children.” Listen here to an interview with Arthur Caplan, medical ethicist, as they discuss the medical ethics of vaccination.
    US to share AstraZeneca shots with world after safety check
    “The U.S. will begin sharing its entire stock of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines with the world once it clears federal safety reviews…U.S. has also been under mounting pressure in recent weeks to share more of its vaccine supply with the...
    Creation of First Human-Monkey Embryos Sparks Concern
    Concern continues to grow over the first human-monkey embryos earlier this month. “The use of primates so closely related to humans raises concerns about unintended consequences, animal welfare and the moral status of hybrid embryos.”
    Covid-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in Rural Communities? Checking Our Assumptions
    “To plan effective public health action for next steps in vaccine distribution, we need a clearer understanding of why doses distributed to rural areas remain unclaimed. We must check our assumptions to prevent a false narrative…”
    Here’s just how unequal the global coronavirus vaccine rollout has been
    Bioethics considers justice in vaccine distribution. “Nearly half — 48 percent — of all vaccine doses administered so far have gone to just 16 percent of the world’s population in what the World Bank considers high-income countries.”
    Africa’s vaccines revolution must have research at its core
    “A continent of 1.2 billion people should not have to import 99% of its vaccines. But that is the tragic reality for Africa. Fixing the lack of home-grown manufacturing capacity has become a top priority for Africa’s policymakers.”
    J.&.J. Vaccine Will Be Available Again Soon
    The J&J vaccine pause has been a source of recent debate and concern. “Use of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine will resume within days, but with a warning added to its label about the risk for a...
    Exhortations to Trust Biomedical Experts: What’s Missing?
    “When people are asked simply to trust biomedical experts, there seems to be a discounting of the real possibility and the appropriateness of scientific disagreements. The exhortations might leave people confused, skeptical, and unsure.”


    Sr. Research Assistant – Philosophy and Bioethics

    Baylor College of Medicine

    Houston, Texas

    Research Assistant I – Philosophy and Bioethics

    Baylor College of Medicine

    Houston, Texas

    Research Assistant II – ELSI Research

    Baylor College of Medicine

    Houston, Texas

    NTT Faculty Opportunity / Critical Social Scientist

    Center for Urban Bioethics at Temple University’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine

    Philadelphia, PA

    Clinical Ethicist

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    Nashville, TN

    PhD Scholarship: The Ethics of Carbon Pricing

    Institute of Ethics, Dublin City University


    Visiting Scholar

    The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

    Galveston, TX

    Postdoctoral Researcher (ELSI / Neuroethics) – Polygenic E

    Baylor College of Medicine

    Houston, TX

    Postdoctoral Researcher (Neuroethics) – Pediatric Deep Bra

    Baylor College of Medicine

    Houston, TX

    Assistant Professor of Bioethics and Professionalism

    Mercer University School of Medicine

    Macon, Georgia

    Postdoctoral Fellow in Biomedical Ethics / Clinical Trials

    McGill University, STREAM research group, Biomedical Ethics Unit


    Research Assistant II

    Baylor College of Medicine

    Houstin , TX