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The 19th Represents

Gender and Health Outcomes

Originally aired March 24, 2022
Sponsored by

Historically, medical training has had a narrow view of the human body. “Normal” in medical terms has traditionally been based on healthy White men, creating a knowledge gap and disadvantaging anyone outside of that “norm.” Can science, paired with new medical training and understanding, improve health outcomes for those who have been underserved or harmed by the medical community?

To fully explore the impact of gender on health outcomes, The 19th and media partner STAT News are bringing together doctors, medical experts, elected officials, patients and more for an afternoon of critical conversations.

Speakers

Portrait of Abigail Echo-Hawk
Abigail Echo-Hawk
Chief Research Officer for the Seattle Indian Health Board
Colleen Durocher
Executive Director, Rural OB Access and Maternal Services
Dallas Ducar
CEO of Transhealth Northampton
Dr. Erica Marsh
Chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, University of Michigan Medical School 
Portrait of Dr. Jennifer Adaeze Okwerekwu.
Dr. Jennifer Adaeze Okwerekwu
Reproductive Psychiatrist and Columnist, STAT 
Kate Sosin
Kate Sosin
LGBTQ+ Reporter, The 19th
Portrait of Laura Huang
Laura Huang
Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Portrait of Dr. Lisa I. Iezzoni
Dr. Lisa I. Iezzoni
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Mimi (Paulomi) Niles
Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing
Nicholas St. Fleur
Reporter, STAT
Portrait of Rep. Nikema Williams
Congresswoman Nikema Williams
Democrat, Georgia’s 5th District 
Portrait of Dr. Oni Blackstock, Executive Director of Health Justice
Dr. Oni Blackstock
Executive Director of Health Justice
Dr. Renee Crichlow
Chief Medical Officer, Codman Square Health Center; Vice-Chair of Health Equity, and Boston University Medical School, Dept. of Family Medicine 
Sara Luterman
Caregiving Reporter, The 19th
Shefali Luthra headshot
Shefali Luthra
Health Reporter, The 19th
Stephanie Foo
Author, What My Bones Know 
Laurie Zephyrin (Sponsor)
Vice President, Advancing Health Equity, The Commonwealth Fund

Schedule

Welcome | 1 p.m. ET

  • Emily Ramshaw, CEO, The 19th

Sponsor Remarks From The Commonwealth Fund

  • Laurie Zephyrin, Vice President, Advancing Health Equity, The Commonwealth Fund

1:10 p.m. ET

Should Your Doctor Look Like You?

  • Dr. Oni Blackstock, Executive Director of Health Justice
  • Laura Huang, Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
  • Moderator: Shefali Luthra, Health Reporter, The 19th

1:45 p.m. ET

Suffering in Silence: Fibroids and Endometriosis

  • Dr. Erica Marsh, Chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, University of Michigan Medical School 
  • Rep. Nikema Williams, Democrat, Georgia’s 5th District 
  • Moderator: Dr. Jennifer Adaeze Okwerekwu, Reproductive Psychiatrist and Columnist, STAT 

Performance | 2:15 p.m. ET

Why It’s So Hard to Get Mental Health Care in America

  • Stephanie Foo, Author, What My Bones Know 

2:30 p.m. ET

Navigating Care With a Disability

  • Dr. Lisa I. Iezzoni, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Moderator: Sara Luterman, Caregiving Reporter, The 19th 

3 p.m. ET

Medical Training, Care and LGBTQ+ Patients

  • Dr. Renee Crichlow, Chief Medical Officer, Codman Square Health Center; Vice-Chair of Health Equity, and Boston University Medical School, Dept. of Family Medicine 
  • Dallas Ducar, CEO of Transhealth Northampton 
  • Moderator: Kate Sosin, LGBTQ+ Reporter, The 19th 

3:30 p.m. ET

Improving Pregnancy Care and Outcomes 

  • Mimi (Paulomi) Niles, Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing
  • Abigail Echo-Hawk, Chief Research Officer for the Seattle Indian Health Board
  • Colleen Durocher, Executive Director, Rural OB Access and Maternal Services
  • Moderator: Nicholas St. Fleur, Reporter, STAT 

Interstitials by Rachel Gross, Author, Vagina Obscura