There is ample evidence that race can be a major factor in health outcomes. But racial and ethnic minorities are underrepresented in clinical and biomedical research. In this series, Dr. Esteban Burchard talks about the consequences of this underrepresentation and what does it mean for equity in research and medicine. He also explains how race is used by your doctor to make critical decisions about your health, and discusses what happens if you don’t fit neatly in one racial box, and how does this impact the medical treatment. Finally, Burchard discusses how scientific breakthroughs often come when problems are approached from different perspectives, and the importance of improving diversity and inclusion in science.
This video was produced in collaboration with the National Research Mentoring Network and the Wonder Collaborative, a new science communication initiative at iBiology that aims to revolutionize science filmmaking with the wonder, awe, and diversity of discovery.
Dr. Esteban Burchard completed his bachelor’s education at San Francisco State University in Cellular and Molecular Biology in 1990, and earned an medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine in 1995. He completed his residency training in internal medicine at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital (1998), a Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine training at UCSF (2001),… Continue Reading