Equity in Research Seminar 1: Deconstructing Race in Research

This seminar series will provide the opportunity for a small group of research faculty and select members of their teams to critically examine their research agendas and identify concrete steps to more directly consider and address health equity in their work. The seminars will be interactive and focused on critical reflection, problem-solving, and goal setting. Prework will be required. Consultation with health equity and community-engaged researchers will be provided.


This Learning Session is designed for research-focused faculty. Faculty may invite staff or post-docs on their teams, but a faculty lead must attend.

Learning Objectives

1. Examine the assumptions currently held in research regarding racial differences and health.
2. Identify interpersonal, institutional, and systemic contributors to structural racism within research.
3. Develop ways to reframe research questions from a racism-conscious approach.


Michelle Allen, MD, MS, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health;
Brooke Cunningham, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

*Please note that CE credit is not available for this session.


Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm