Our Work @Penn
- Penn and Slavery Project
- Learn More about Penn Medical School’s Connections to Slavery: Penn and Slavery Project Symposium, April 2019. See here for a transcript of the symposium panel.
- Penn Medicine and the Afterlives of Slavery Project Institutional History Timeline
- Bias, Brains, and Skulls Tracing the Legacy of Scientific Racism in the Nineteenth-Century Works of Samuel George Morton and Friedrich Tiedemann, Paul Wolff Mitchell, Affiliate Graduate Student Fellow
- The Fault in His Seeds: Lost Notes to the Case of Bias in Samuel George Morton's Cranial Race Science, Paul Wolff Mitchell, Affiliate Graduate Student Fellow
- Brittany Farr, Affiliate Postdoctoral Fellow, "Gender Problems in the Law and Medicine of Slavery"
- Christopher Willoughby, Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow, "How Penn Professors Racialized American Anatomy: A Brief History"
- Nwamaka Eneanya, Wei Yang, Peter Philip Reese, Journal of the American Medical Association, "Reconsidering the Consequences of Using Race to Estimate Kidney Function"
- Nina Wade, Affiliate Medical Student Research Fellow, "Beyond “Bias Awareness:” How can we “do no harm” when what we are taught is harmful?"
- Nina Wade, Affiliate Medical Student Research Fellow, eGFR and Race: A Study in Inaccuracy
- Kristina Dortche, Affiliate Medical Student Research Fellow and Zonía Moore, Volunteer Medical Student Research Fellow, "Race and Medicine: Final Report"
- Penn Medicine’s Commitment to Health Equity, featured at the 2019 APHA Meeting in Philadelphia
Health Consequences of Slavery (Popular Online Articles)
- Reparations for slavery and genocide should be used to address health inequities
- The Disturbing Resilience of Scientific Racism
- The Public Health Legacy of Slavery
- Myths about physical racial differences were used to justify slavery — and are still believed by doctors today
- How Racism Creeps Into Medicine
- ‘Race Correction’ in Medicine: A History of Lung Function Measurements
- Spirometry: A built-in ‘correction’ for race
Critiques of Race-Based Medicine (Popular Online Articles)
- What Role Should Race Play in Medicine?
- Buried Alive: the Concept of Race in Science
- Taking race out of human genetics
- You can’t tell a book by its cover — or a disease by Drake’s race
- What Doctors Should Ignore: Science has revealed how arbitrary racial categories are. Perhaps medicine will abandon them, too.