Social Justice in Medicine Lecture Series

We organize and host a quarterly series aimed to provide education and training on how to create an anti-racist environment in our community and achieve equity and social justice in medicine.  This educational series is open to all members of the Harvard Dermatology community including faculty, trainees and staff members across all six affiliated hospitals.  Our series have included the following speakers and topics:


March 3, 2021:

“An Anti-Racist Imperative for Medicine”

Rhea Boyd, MD MPH 

Pediatrician and Community Health Care Advocate

Dr. Boyd


July 28, 2021:

“Understanding Implicit Bias and Microaggressions in Medicine”

Tina Gelsomino

Brigham Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Tina Gelsomino


Sept 22, 2021:

“Racial Profiling Your Patients”

Michael Bigby, MD

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Dermatology of Department

Dr. Bigby


November 15, 2021:

"Anti-Asian bias and violence: From Ling Sing to Vincent Chin to Atlanta"

Andrew Leong, JD

Associate Professor, Philosophy Department

Legal Studies, Latinx and Asian American Studies

UMass Boston

Professor Leong


March 30, 2022:

“Foundational Concepts in LGBTQ+ Health Equity”

Jessica Halem