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Articles related to Gender (female)

  1. Irigoyen-Otiñano M, Castro-Herranz S, Romero-Agüit S, Mingote-Adán JC, Garrote-Díaz JM, Matas-Aguilera V, López-Ordoño GJ, Puigdevall-Ruestes M, Alberich S, González-Pinto A. Suicide among physicians: Major risk for women physicians. Psychiatry Res. 2022 Apr;310:114441. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2022.114441. Epub 2022 Feb 13. PMID: 35183987.
  2. Barker LC, Brown HK, Bronskill SE, Kurdyak P, Austin PC, Hussain-Shamsy N, Fung K, Vigod SN. Follow-up after post-partum psychiatric emergency department visits: an equity-focused population-based study in Canada. Lancet Psychiatry. 2022 May;9(5):389-401. doi: 10.1016/S2215-0366(22)00099-2. PMID: 35430003.
  3. Wu Y, Espinosa KM, Barnett SD, Kapse A, Quistorff JL, Lopez C, Andescavage N, Pradhan S, Lu YC, Kapse K, Henderson D, Vezina G, Wessel D, du Plessis AJ, Limperopoulos C. Association of Elevated Maternal Psychological Distress, Altered Fetal Brain, and Offspring Cognitive and Social-Emotional Outcomes at 18 Months. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Apr 1;5(4):e229244. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.9244. PMID: 35486403; PMCID: PMC9055453.
  4. Bobo WV, Grossardt BR, Virani S, St Sauver JL, Boyd CM, Rocca WA. Association of Depression and Anxiety With the Accumulation of Chronic Conditions. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 May 2;5(5):e229817. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.9817. PMID: 35499825.
  5. Auger N, Chadi N, Ayoub A, Brousseau É, Low N. Suicide Attempt and Risk of Substance Use Disorders Among Female Youths. JAMA Psychiatry. Published online May 11, 2022. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2022.1025
  6. The Women's Alzheimer's Movement at Cleveland Clinic Survey: Women Are Unaware of Critical Aspects of Their Health (June 23, 2022 News Release)
  7. Biggs M, Kaller S, Ralph L. Barriers accessing abortion care and their association with psychological well-being. Contraception. 2020-05-01, Volume 101, Issue 5, Pages 355-355.
  8. Biggs, M. A., Brown, K., & Foster, D. G. (2020). Perceived abortion stigma and psychological well-being over five years after receiving or being denied an abortion. PloS one, 15(1), e0226417.
  9. David H. P. (2006). Born unwanted, 35 years later: the Prague study. Reproductive health matters, 14(27), 181–190.
  10. Dagg P. K. (1991). The psychological sequelae of therapeutic abortion--denied and completed. The American journal of psychiatry, 148(5), 578–585.
  11. Ralph, L. J., Schwarz, E. B., Grossman, D., & Foster, D. G. (2019). Self-reported Physical Health of Women Who Did and Did Not Terminate Pregnancy After Seeking Abortion Services: A Cohort Study. Annals of internal medicine, 171(4), 238–247.
  12. Biggs, M. A., Upadhyay, U. D., McCulloch, C. E., & Foster, D. G. (2017). Women's Mental Health and Well-being 5 Years After Receiving or Being Denied an Abortion: A Prospective, Longitudinal Cohort Study. JAMA psychiatry, 74(2), 169–178.
  13. American Psychological Association, Task Force on Mental Health and Abortion. (2008). Report of the Task Force on
    Mental Health and Abortion. Washington, DC: Author. Retrieved from
  14. Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health, University of California San Francisco. The Harms of Denying a Woman a Wanted Abortion: Findings from the Turnaway Study. 
  15. Rocca, C. H., Samari, G., Foster, D. G., Gould, H., & Kimport, K. (2020). Emotions and decision rightness over five years following an abortion: An examination of decision difficulty and abortion stigma. Social science & medicine (1982), 248, 112704.
  16. Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health, University of California San Francisco. The Turnaway Study. 
  17. Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health, University of California San Francisco. The mental health impact pf receiving vs. being denied a wanted abortion. Issue brief, July 2018.
  18. Wiebe, E. R., Littman, L., & Kaczorowski, J. (2015). Knowledge and attitudes about contraception and abortion in Canada, US, UK, France and Australia. Gynecol Obstet (Sunnyvale), 5(9), 322.
  19. Sodhi, M., Yeung, S. N., Maberley, D., Mikelberg, F., & Etminan, M. (2022). Risk of Ocular Adverse Events With Taxane-Based Chemotherapy. JAMA ophthalmology, 140(9), 880–884.
  20. Lim, W. H., Chen, J. H., Minas, K., Johnson, D. W., Ladhani, M., Ooi, E., Boudville, N., Hawley, C., Viecelli, A. K., Roberts, M., Wyburn, K., Walker, R., Borlace, M., Pilmore, H., Davies, C. E., Lok, C. E., Teixeira-Pinto, A., & Wong, G. (2022). Sex Disparity in Cause-Specific and All-Cause Mortality Among Incident Dialysis Patients. American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation, S0272-6386(22)00856-3. Advance online publication.
  21. Garner S, Anand S, Campbell N, Douketis J, Wang M, Mehta S, Liaw P, Duong M. Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Clinical Practice and Work–Life Integration Experienced by Academic Medical Faculty. Can Journ Gen Int Med [Internet]. 2022 Jun. 4 [cited 2022 Oct. 21];17(2):22-3. Available from:
  22. Lelisho, M. E., Merera, A. M., Tareke, S. A., Hassen, S. S., Jemal, S. S., Markos Kontuab, A., & Bambo, M. M. (2022). Generalized anxiety disorder among mothers attending perinatal services during COVID-19 pandemic: using ordinal logistic regression model. Heliyon, 8(6), e09778.
  23. Venkataramani, M., Ogunwole, S. M., Caulfield, L. E., Sharma, R., Zhang, A., Gross, S. M., Hurley, K. M., Lerman, J. L., Bass, E. B., & Bennett, W. L. (2022). Maternal, Infant, and Child Health Outcomes Associated With the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children : A Systematic Review. Annals of internal medicine, 175(10), 1411–1422.
  24. Siddiqi, H. K., Vinayagamoorthy, M., Gencer, B., Ng, C., Pester, J., Cook, N. R., Lee, I. M., Buring, J., Manson, J. E., & Albert, C. M. (2022). Sex Differences in Atrial Fibrillation Risk: The VITAL Rhythm Study. JAMA cardiology, 7(10), 1027–1035.
  25. Meador, K. J., Stowe, Z. N., Brown, C., Robalino, C. P., Matthews, A. G., Kalayjian, L. A., Voinescu, P. E., Gerard, E. E., Penovich, P., Gedzelman, E. R., Cavitt, J., Pennell, P. B., & MONEAD Investigator Group (2022). Prospective Cohort Study of Depression During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period in Women With Epilepsy vs Control Groups. Neurology, 99(15), e1573–e1583.
  26. Danila, M. I., Sun, D., Jackson, L. E., Cutter, G., Jackson, E. A., Ford, E. W., DeLaney, E., Mudano, A., Foster, P. J., Rosas, G., Melnick, J. A., Curtis, J. R., & Saag, K. G. (2022). Satisfaction with modes of telemedicine delivery during COVID-19: A randomized, single-blind, parallel group, noninferiority trial. The American journal of the medical sciences, 364(5), 538–546.
  27. Zacher Kjeldsen, M. M., Bricca, A., Liu, X., Frokjaer, V. G., Madsen, K. B., & Munk-Olsen, T. (2022). Family History of Psychiatric Disorders as a Risk Factor for Maternal Postpartum Depression: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA psychiatry, 79(10), 1004–1013.
  28. Howard, J. T., Perrotte, J. K., Flores, K., Leong, C., Nocito, J. D., 3rd, & Howard, K. J. (2022). Trends in Binge Drinking and Heavy Alcohol Consumption Among Pregnant Women in the US, 2011 to 2020. JAMA network open, 5(8), e2224846.
  29. Molina, R. L., Tsai, T. C., Dai, D., Soto, M., Rosenthal, N., Orav, E. J., & Figueroa, J. F. (2022). Comparison of Pregnancy and Birth Outcomes Before vs During the COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA network open, 5(8), e2226531.
  30. McCormick, N., Lu, N., Yokose, C., Joshi, A. D., Sheehy, S., Rosenberg, L., Warner, E. T., Dalbeth, N., Merriman, T. R., Saag, K. G., Zhang, Y., & Choi, H. K. (2022). Racial and Sex Disparities in Gout Prevalence Among US Adults. JAMA network open, 5(8), e2226804.
  31. Bhatt, S. P., Bodduluri, S., Nakhmani, A., Kim, Y. I., Reinhardt, J. M., Hoffman, E. A., Motahari, A., Wilson, C. G., Humphries, S. M., Regan, E. A., & DeMeo, D. L. (2022). Sex Differences in Airways at Chest CT: Results from the COPDGene Cohort. Radiology, 212985. Advance online publication.
  32. Cantor, A. G., Nelson, H. D., Pappas, M., & Atchison, C. (2022). Preventing Obesity in Midlife Women: A Systematic Review for the Women's Preventive Services Initiative. Annals of internal medicine, 175(9), 1275–1284.
  33. Swartling, O., Yang, Y., Clase, C. M., Fu, E. L., Hecking, M., Hödlmoser, S., Trolle-Lagerros, Y., Evans, M., & Carrero, J. J. (2022). Sex Differences in the Recognition, Monitoring, and Management of CKD in Health Care: An Observational Cohort Study. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN, 33(10), 1903–1914. Advance online publication.
  34. Choi, M. Y., Malspeis, S., Sparks, J. A., Cui, J., Yoshida, K., & Costenbader, K. H. (2022). Association of Sleep Deprivation and the Risk of Developing Systemic Lupus Erythematosus among Women. Arthritis care & research, 10.1002/acr.25017. Advance online publication.
  35. D'Mello, A. M., Frosch, I. R., Li, C. E., Cardinaux, A. L., & Gabrieli, J. (2022). Exclusion of females in autism research: Empirical evidence for a "leaky" recruitment-to-research pipeline. Autism research : official journal of the International Society for Autism Research, 15(10), 1929–1940.
  36. Harry, E. M., Carlasare, L. E., Sinsky, C. A., Brown, R. L., Goelz, E., Nankivil, N., & Linzer, M. (2022). Childcare Stress, Burnout, and Intent to Reduce Hours or Leave the Job During the COVID-19 Pandemic Among US Health Care Workers. JAMA network open, 5(7), e2221776.
  37. Lee, K., Junkins, E. J., Luo, C., Fatima, U. A., Cox, M. L., & Clancy, K. (2022). Investigating trends in those who experience menstrual bleeding changes after SARS-CoV-2 vaccination. Science advances, 8(28), eabm7201.
  38. Willis, M. D., Orta, O. R., Ncube, C., Wesselink, A. K., Ðoàn, L. N., Kirwa, K., Boynton-Jarrett, R., Hatch, E. E., & Wise, L. A. (2022). Association Between Neighborhood Disadvantage and Fertility Among Pregnancy Planners in the US. JAMA network open, 5(6), e2218738.
  39. Welch, B. M., Keil, A. P., Buckley, J. P., Calafat, A. M., Christenbury, K. E., Engel, S. M., O'Brien, K. M., Rosen, E. M., James-Todd, T., Zota, A. R., Ferguson, K. K., Pooled Phthalate Exposure and Preterm Birth Study Group, Alshawabkeh, A. N., Cordero, J. F., Meeker, J. D., Barrett, E. S., Bush, N. R., Nguyen, R., Sathyanarayana, S., Swan, S. H., … Schmidt, R. J. (2022). Associations Between Prenatal Urinary Biomarkers of Phthalate Exposure and Preterm Birth: A Pooled Study of 16 US Cohorts. JAMA pediatrics, 176(9), 895–905.
  40. Roberts, A. L., Liu, J., Lawn, R. B., Jha, S. C., Sumner, J. A., Kang, J. H., Rimm, E. B., Grodstein, F., Kubzansky, L. D., Chibnik, L. B., & Koenen, K. C. (2022). Association of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder With Accelerated Cognitive Decline in Middle-aged Women. JAMA network open, 5(6), e2217698.
  41. Johansson, T., Fowler, P., Ek, W. E., Skalkidou, A., Karlsson, T., & Johansson, Å. (2022). Oral Contraceptives, Hormone Replacement Therapy, and Stroke Risk. Stroke, 53(10), 3107–3115.
  43. Roberts, A. L., Liu, J., Lawn, R. B., Jha, S. C., Sumner, J. A., Kang, J. H., Rimm, E. B., Grodstein, F., Kubzansky, L. D., Chibnik, L. B., & Koenen, K. C. (2022). Association of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder With Accelerated Cognitive Decline in Middle-aged Women. JAMA network open, 5(6), e2217698.
  44. Lohner, V., Pehlivan, G., Sanroma, G., Miloschewski, A., Schirmer, M. D., Stöcker, T., Reuter, M., & Breteler, M. (2022). Relation Between Sex, Menopause, and White Matter Hyperintensities: The Rhineland Study. Neurology, 99(9), e935–e943.
  45. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2022, September 19). Pregnancy-related deaths among American Indian or Alaska native persons: Data from Maternal Mortality Review Committees in 36 US States, 2017–2019. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved October 26, 2022, from
  46. Austin, A. E., Naumann, R. B., & Simmons, E. (2022). Association of State Child Abuse Policies and Mandated Reporting Policies With Prenatal and Postpartum Care Among Women Who Engaged in Substance Use During Pregnancy. JAMA pediatrics, e223396. Advance online publication.

Articles related to LGBTQIA+

  1. Turban JL, Kamceva M, Keuroghlian AS. Psychopharmacologic Considerations for Transgender and Gender Diverse People. JAMA Psychiatry. 2022 Apr 20. doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2022.0662. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35442406.
  2. Olson KR, Durwood L, Horton R, Gallagher NM, Devor A. Gender Identity 5 Years After Social Transition. Pediatrics. 2022 May 4. doi: 10.1542/peds.2021-056082. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35505568.
  3. "The Trevor Project’s 2022 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health demonstrates that rates of suicidal thoughts have trended upward among LGBTQ young people over the last three years"
  4. Treharne GJ, Carroll R, Tan KKH, Veale JF. Supportive interactions with primary care doctors are associated with better mental health among transgender people: results of a nationwide survey in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Fam Pract. 2022 Mar 9:cmac005. doi: 10.1093/fampra/cmac005. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35259758.
  5. Person, & Ellis, B. (2022, July 1). Low income, lack of family support delay gender-affirming hormone therapies for Youths. Healio. Retrieved October 26, 2022, from
  6. Pease, M., Le, T. P., & Iwamoto, D. K. (2022). Minority stress, pandemic stress, and mental health among gender diverse young adults: Gender dysphoria and emotion dysregulation as mediators. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity. Advance online publication.
  7. Russell, D. H., Hoq, M., Coghill, D., & Pang, K. C. (2022). Prevalence of Mental Health Problems in Transgender Children Aged 9 to 10 Years in the US, 2018. JAMA network open, 5(7), e2223389.
  8. Zullo, L., Grzenda, A., Vargas, S. M., & Miranda, J. (2022). Age-Associated Differences in Mental Distress Among Sexual and Gender Minority Adults. Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), appips202100059. Advance online publication.

Articles related to Military & Veteran Populations

  1. Meyer EG, DeSilva RB, Hann MC, Aggarwal NK, Brim WL, Engel CC, Lu FG, Lewis-Fernández R. Adapting the Cultural Formulation Interview for the Military. Psychiatr Serv. 2022 Feb 23:appips202100523. doi: 10.1176/ Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35193377.
  2. Remmert JE, Guzman G, Mavandadi S, Oslin D. Racial Disparities in Prescription of Antidepressants Among U.S. Veterans Referred to Behavioral Health Care. Psychiatr Serv. 2022 Apr 13:appips202100237. doi: 10.1176/ Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35414191.
  3. Jeremiah N. Buhler, Pamela L. Holens & Donald Sharpe (2021) A Randomized Controlled Trial of an Online Acceptance and Commitment Therapy-Based Intervention for Chronic Pain for Military and Police, Military Behavioral Health, 9:4, 463-474, DOI: 10.1080/21635781.2021.1982086

Articles related to Race

  1. Ly DP, Essien UR, Olenski AR, Jena AB. Affirmative Action Bans and Enrollment of Students From Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Groups in U.S. Public Medical Schools. Ann Intern Med. 2022 May 3. doi: 10.7326/M21-4312. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35500257.
  2. Erikson CE, Dent RB, Park YH, Luo Q. Historic Redlining and Contemporary Behavioral Health Workforce Disparities. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Apr 1;5(4):e229494. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.9494. PMID: 35482310; PMCID: PMC9051982.
  3. Khatri UG, Delgado MK, South E, Friedman A. Racial disparities in the management of emergency department patients presenting with psychiatric disorders. Ann Epidemiol. 2022 May;69:9-16. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2022.02.003. Epub 2022 Feb 26. PMID: 35227925.
  4. Baglivio MT, Wolff KT, Piquero AR, Greenwald MA, Epps N. Racial/Ethnic Disproportionality in Psychiatric Diagnoses and Treatment in a Sample of Serious Juvenile Offenders. J Youth Adolesc. 2017 Jul;46(7):1424-1451. doi: 10.1007/s10964-016-0573-4. Epub 2016 Sep 24. PMID: 27665279.
  5. Park J, Saha S, Chee B, Taylor J, Beach MC. Physician Use of Stigmatizing Language in Patient Medical Records. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Jul 1;4(7):e2117052. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.17052. PMID: 34259849; PMCID: PMC8281008.
  6. Galán CA, Meza JI, Ridenour TA, Shaw DS. Racial Discrimination Experienced by Black Parents: Enduring Mental Health Consequences for Adolescent Youth. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2022 Apr 29:S0890-8567(22)00245-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2022.04.015. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35513191.
  7. Cohen JJ. The consequences of premature abandonment of affirmative action in medical school admissions. JAMA. 2003 Mar 5;289(9):1143-9. doi: 10.1001/jama.289.9.1143. PMID: 12622585.
  8. Romano MJ. White Privilege in a White Coat: How Racism Shaped my Medical Education. Ann Fam Med. 2018 May;16(3):261-263. doi: 10.1370/afm.2231. PMID: 29760032; PMCID: PMC5951257.
  9. Kornblith E, Bahorik A, Boscardin WJ, Xia F, Barnes DE, Yaffe K. Association of Race and Ethnicity With Incidence of Dementia Among Older Adults. JAMA. 2022 Apr 19;327(15):1488-1495. doi: 10.1001/jama.2022.3550. PMID: 35438728; PMCID: PMC9020215.
  10. Pro G, Brown C, Rojo M, Patel J, Flax C, Haynes T. Downward National Trends in Mental Health Treatment Offered in Spanish: State Differences by Proportion of Hispanic Residents. Psychiatr Serv. 2022 May 3:appips202100614. doi: 10.1176/ Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35502519.
  11. APA Psychiatric News article: "We Must Speak to Patients and Their Families About Racism"
  12. The Costs of Code-Switching. McCulney C, Robotham K, Lee S, Smith R, Durkee M. Harvard Business Review, 2019. 
  13. Blanchard AK. Code Switch. N Engl J Med. 2021 Jun 10;384(23):e87. doi: 10.1056/NEJMpv2107029. Epub 2021 May 26. PMID: 34038631.
  14. Black Youth Suicide Crisis: Prevalence Rates, Review of Risk and Protective Factors, and Current Evidence-Based Practices. Jocelyn I. Meza, Ph.D., Katie Patel, and Eraka Bath, M.D. Focus 2022; 20:197-203.
  15. Lawrence WR, McGee-Avila JK, Vo JB, Luo Q, Chen Y, Inoue-Choi M, Berrington de González A, Freedman ND, Shiels MS. Trends in Cancer Mortality Among Black Individuals in the US From 1999 to 2019. JAMA Oncol. 2022 May 19:e221472. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2022.1472. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35587341; PMCID: PMC9121301.
  16. Buckner JD, Lewis EM, Shepherd JM, Zvolensky MJ. Ethnic discrimination and alcohol-related problem severity among Hispanic/Latin drinkers: The role of social anxiety in the minority stress model. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2022 Jul;138:108730. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2022.108730. Epub 2022 Jan 31. PMID: 35151539; PMCID: PMC9167244.
  17. Thomeer MB, Moody MD, Yahirun J. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Mental Health and Mental Health Care During The COVID-19 Pandemic. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2022 Mar 22:1–16. doi: 10.1007/s40615-022-01284-9. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35318615; PMCID: PMC8939391.
  18. Alvarez K, Polanco-Roman L, Samuel Breslow A, Molock S. Structural Racism and Suicide Prevention for Ethnoracially Minoritized Youth: A Conceptual Framework and Illustration Across Systems. Am J Psychiatry. 2022 Jun;179(6):422-433. doi: 10.1176/appi.ajp.21101001. PMID: 35599542.
  19. Sheftall AH, Vakil F, Ruch DA, Boyd RC, Lindsey MA, Bridge JA. Black Youth Suicide: Investigation of Current Trends and Precipitating Circumstances. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2022 May;61(5):662-675. doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2021.08.021. Epub 2021 Sep 9. PMID: 34509592; PMCID: PMC8904650.
  20. Nash KA, Tolliver DG, Taylor RA, Calhoun AJ, Auerbach MA, Venkatesh AK, Wong AH. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Physical Restraint Use for Pediatric Patients in the Emergency Department. JAMA Pediatr. 2021 Dec 1;175(12):1283-1285. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2021.3348. PMID: 34515764; PMCID: PMC8438617.
  21. Flavin L, Hammoud-Milad M, Labinger K, Wimberger N, Stork C, Hansen H. Using Principles of Trauma-Informed Care to Address Structural Racism in Psychiatric Care. Am J Psychiatry. 2022 Feb;179(2):94-97. doi: 10.1176/appi.ajp.2021.21020146. PMID: 35105167.
  22. Oyer RA, Hurley P, Boehmer L, Bruinooge SS, Levit K, Barrett N, Benson A, Bernick LA, Byatt L, Charlot M, Crews J, DeLeon K, Fashoyin-Aje L, Garrett-Mayer E, Gralow JR, Green S, Guerra CE, Hamroun L, Hardy CM, Hempstead B, Jeames S, Mann M, Matin K, McCaskill-Stevens W, Merrill J, Nowakowski GS, Patel MI, Pressman A, Ramirez AG, Segura J, Segarra-Vasquez B, Hanley Williams J, Williams JE Jr, Winkfield KM, Yang ES, Zwicker V, Pierce LJ. Increasing Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Cancer Clinical Trials: An American Society of Clinical Oncology and Association of Community Cancer Centers Joint Research Statement. J Clin Oncol. 2022 May 19:JCO2200754. doi: 10.1200/JCO.22.00754. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35588469.
  23. Shah NS, Ning H, Petito LC, Kershaw KN, Bancks MP, Reis JP, Rana JS, Sidney S, Jacobs DR Jr, Kiefe CI, Carnethon MR, Lloyd-Jones DM, Allen NB, Khan SS. Associations of Clinical and Social Risk Factors With Racial Differences in Premature Cardiovascular Disease. Circulation. 2022 May 24:101161CIRCULATIONAHA121058311. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.121.058311. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35607988.
  24. Fawzy A, Wu TD, Wang K, Robinson ML, Farha J, Bradke A, Golden SH, Xu Y, Garibaldi BT. Racial and Ethnic Discrepancy in Pulse Oximetry and Delayed Identification of Treatment Eligibility Among Patients With COVID-19. JAMA Intern Med. 2022 May 31. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2022.1906. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35639368.
  25. Corrigan PW, Razzano L, Pashka N, Ruppert S, Blaney Rychener M, Ruiz A, Kundert C, Sheehan L. Peer Navigators for the Health Needs of People of Color With Serious Mental Illness. Psychiatr Serv. 2022 May 25:appips202100547. doi: 10.1176/ Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35611512.
  26. Smith JD, Fu E, Kobayashi MA. Prevention and Management of Childhood Obesity and Its Psychological and Health Comorbidities. Annu Rev Clin Psychol. 2020 May 7;16:351-378. doi: 10.1146/annurev-clinpsy-100219-060201. Epub 2020 Feb 25. PMID: 32097572; PMCID: PMC7259820.








































Articles related to the Intersection of Race and Gender (Female)

  1. Banco D, Chang J, Talmor N, Wadhera P, Mukhopadhyay A, Lu X, Dong S, Lu Y, Betensky RA, Blecker S, Safdar B, Reynolds HR. Sex and Race Differences in the Evaluation and Treatment of Young Adults Presenting to the Emergency Department With Chest Pain. J Am Heart Assoc. 2022 May 4:e024199. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.121.024199. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35506534.
  2. Wijesekera TP, Kim M, Moore EZ, Sorenson O, Ross DA. All Other Things Being Equal: Exploring Racial and Gender Disparities in Medical School Honor Society Induction. Acad Med. 2019 Apr;94(4):562-569. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000002463. PMID: 30234509.
  3. Zhou ES, Ritterband LM, Bethea TN, Robles YP, Heeren TC, Rosenberg L. Effect of Culturally Tailored, Internet-Delivered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia in Black Women: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Psychiatry. 2022 Apr 20:e220653. doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2022.0653. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35442432; PMCID: PMC9021979.
  4. Njoroge WFM, White LK, Waller R, Forkpa M, Himes MM, Morgan K, Seidlitz J, Chaiyachati BH, Barzilay R, Kornfield SL, Parish-Morris J, Rodriguez Y, Riis V, Burris HH, Elovitz MA, Gur RE. Association of COVID-19 and Endemic Systemic Racism With Postpartum Anxiety and Depression Among Black Birthing Individuals. JAMA Psychiatry. 2022 Jun 1;79(6):600-609. doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2022.0597. PMID: 35416928; PMCID: PMC9008565.
  5. Nguyen M, Chaudhry SI, Desai MM, Chen C, McDade WA, Fancher TL, Boatright D. Association of Mistreatment and Discrimination With Medical School Attrition. JAMA Pediatr. 2022 May 31. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2022.1637. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35639402.







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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Department of Defense Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement


“We are committed to making the DoD a workplace of choice that is characterized by diversity, equality, and inclusion. We remain steadfast in our commitment to promote an environment free from barriers that may prevent personnel from realizing their potential and rising to the highest levels of responsibility within the Department. To that end, the Department continues to strengthen policies and procedures that promulgate the Diversity and Inclusion and Equal Opportunity missions. We continue to enhance diversity and ensure equality across our entire workforce. We believe diversity is the key to innovation, inclusion is imperative for cohesive teamwork, and equality is critical to Total Force readiness.”

“No matter how we experience racism and racial injustice,
we must be aware of it and work diligently to end it.”
COL Andrew Barr, 19 June 2020



  • The Roots of Health Inequity: A Web-Based Course for the Public Health Workforce
    • "An online learning collaborative and web-based course designed for the public health workforce. The site offers a starting place for those who want to address systemic differences in health and wellness that are actionable, unfair, and unjust. Based on a social justice framework, the course is an introduction to ground public health practitioners in concepts and strategies for taking action in everyday practice.

      Funded by the National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health in 2011, the course is open free of charge to any professional interested in addressing the root causes of health inequity. The course material is written primarily for local public health department staff at all levels. The interactive site includes five units and features a rich source of case studies, readings, presentations, video, audio, and group-directed discussions."


Harvard's Implicit Association Test (IAT)

"The Implicit Association Test (IAT) measures attitudes and beliefs that people may be unwilling or unable to report. The IAT may be especially interesting if it shows that you have an implicit attitude that you did not know about. For example, you may believe that women and men should be equally associated with science, but your automatic associations could show that you (like many others) associate men with science more than you associate women with science."

Check out any of these books at the Darnall Medical Library. More on the way - stay tuned for updates. 

WRNMMC's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Council and the Darnall Medical Library's Medical Humanism (MedHum) Book Club 2022: Black Man in a White Coat 

Facilitators: Sarah Clarke and Maia Magder


The Darnall Medical Library and WRNMMC’s DEI Council are collaborating in an effort to engage staff in conversations related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. This dovetails perfectly with the Darnall Library's MedHum Collection: curated books that explore the experiences of the scientific and medical community with an emphasis on storytelling.

This spring, we will begin hosting a series of discussions surrounding Dr. Damon Tweedy's Black Man in a White Coat. As participants read the book, it is our hope that they will keep an open mind, lean into their discomfort, learn from colleagues, and contribute to discussions in ways that are impactful. Ultimately, we hope that this experience provides participants with a meaningful opportunity to bring out the best in themselves and form connections with colleagues of the WRNMMC community. 

LOCATION: NICoE's Central Park- Building 51, Second Floor

DATES and TIMES: NOTE: The same session will run twice in one day allowing for more participation. To register, click on the time you'd like to attend. 

Sign up, spread the word to interested colleagues, and let's get READING!

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