Recognizing and Addressing Racial Bias

A Message from W. P. Andrew Lee, M.D., Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Provost, and Dean, UT Southwestern Medical School

Dr. Andrew Lee
W. P. Andrew Lee, M.D.

As our nation continues to grapple with systemic racism, we must acknowledge the important and unique leadership role we play, as medical and scientific professionals, to decrease racial bias in health care. The first step in this process is to recognize our own implicit biases regarding race. Each of us can benefit from increasing our awareness of the diverse perspectives that arise in our work, not only to help solve racial disparities in health care, but also so we can mentor the next generation to lead from a place of understanding.

Racial Bias Webinars

Recognizing and Addressing Racial Bias in Health Care

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Recognizing and Addressing Racial Bias in Science


  • 4-4:05 p.m. Welcome – W. P. Andrew Lee, M.D.
  • 4:05-4:15 p.m. Introduction to Racism in Science  Helen Yin, Ph.D.
  • 4:15-4:30 p.m. Perspectives of an African American Scientist  Russell DeBose-Boyd, Ph.D.
  • 4:30-4:40 p.m. The Neuroscience Working Group on Diversity & Inclusion  Joseph Takahashi, Ph.D. & Ryan Hibbs, Ph.D.
  • 4:40-5 p.m. Panel Discussion – Ian Corbin, Ph.D., Russell DeBose-Boyd, Ph.D., Rene Galindo, M.D., Ph.D., & Elisabeth Martinez, Ph.D.

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Support our UTSW Asian Community: In Response to Increasing Anti-Asian Racism 


  • 12-12:04 p.m. Welcome – W. P. Andrew Lee, M.D.
  • 12:04-12:15 p.m. Introduction  Helen Yin, Ph.D. Click here to see Dr. Yin's Slides
  • 12:15-12:25 p.m. Psychological Impact of Racial Violence: Perspective from an Asian-American Psychologist. Adriana Miu, Ph.D. Click here to see Dr. Miu's slides
  • 12:28-12:55 p.m. Panel Discussion -Ralph DeBerardinis, M.D., Ph.D., Ryan Hibbs, Ph.D., Nancy Nelson, Melanie Sulistio, M.D., Thomas Wang, M.D.

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Assess Your Bias

Please assess your bias by taking a brief assessment:

  • We all have implicit bias. Understanding our own implicit bias against other races is foundational to recognizing and addressing racial bias in health care.
  • We encourage you take the Harvard Implicit Association Test (IAT), specifically the Race IAT.
  • This assessment takes approximately 10 minutes and assesses your implicit bias.
  • Your IAT test results will be immediately available to you and will be only known by you. No one else will have access to your results.