Nov 14, 2023
Structural racism affects many aspects of life – residential segregation, quality of education, and economic potential. In addition, health care delivery is affected by structural racism. In the 2018 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report, Black, Hispanic, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander patients were reported to receive worse care than White patients for 35–40% of quality measures evaluated. Recent studies have looked at whether health care-associated infections (HAIs) are also affected by a patient’s race and ethnic background. In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Jacinda Abdul-Mutakabbir, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of California San Diego. Listen as Dr. Abdul-Mutakabbir discusses her passion for examining racial disparities in health care associated infections and why it’s important to encourage more researchers to look through this lens.