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Baylor College of Medicine Health Equity Grand Rounds


About the Program: Baylor College of Medicine’s Health Equity Grand Rounds Series is sponsored by the Center of Excellence in Health Equity, Training and Research in collaboration with the Office of Institutional Diversity, Inclusion and Equity and other Baylor departments, schools and academic centers. Physicians, residents, fellows, medical students and other healthcare providers in every area of practice will potentially encounter health and healthcare equity issues. A universal need for these providers is to provide a forum to address issues such as health disparities, social determinants of health, cultural/linguistic competency, and social justice. This series is designed to provide healthcare providers an awareness and strategies to address these issues when they arise.

Objectives: Following the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:

  • Identify specific diseases that disproportionately affect underserved and vulnerable populations;
  • Describe the role of social determinants of health across the lifespan;
  • Explain effective education, research, clinical care and community outreach solutions for improving health equity; and
  • Understand evidence-based, methodological approaches for addressing policy, quality improvement, and assessment issues associated with mitigating health and healthcare inequities.

Target Audience, Needs, Educational Methods, Activity Evaluation: Faculty (including physicians), residents, fellows, medical students, health professions students, healthcare team members from affiliate hospitals (including social workers and public health officials) and other interested persons need to be regularly updated on issues associated with health and healthcare equity. Educational methods will include lectures and Question & Answer sessions. Participants will be asked to complete an activity evaluation.

Accreditation/Credit Designation: Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been designated by Baylor College of Medicine for 1 credit of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.



Topic and Speaker


May 31, 2019


8:30-9:30 a.m.


(in collaboration with TCH Pediatrics Grand Rounds)


Sickle Cell Disease: A Question of Equity and Quality


Suzette Olu Busola Oyeku, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University

Texas Children’s Hospital Auditorium, Abercrombie Building

April 24, 2019


12-1 p.m.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Depression in African-American Adolescents


Jamie Freeny, DrPH, MPH, Manager, Population Health, Harris Health System

Cullen Auditorium, Main Baylor Campus

March 6, 2019


12-1 p.m.

Disabusing Disability: Demonstrating That DISability Doesn't Mean INability


Oluwaferanmi Okanlami, M.D., M.S., Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation & Director for Medical Student Success, Office for Health Equity and Inclusion, University of Michigan Medical School

Cullen Auditorium, Main Baylor Campus

Feb. 19, 2019


6:15-7:15 p.m.



(in collaboration with Student National Medical Association)

Microaggressions in Medicine

Alicia D.H. Monroe, M.D., Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic and Faculty Affairs, Baylor College of Medicine


Toi B. Harris, M.D., Associate Provost of Institutional Diversity, Inclusion and Equity & Student Services, Baylor College of Medicine


Aimee Gardner, Ph.D., Assistant Dean of Evaluation & Research, School of Health Professions, Baylor College of Medicine


Jocelyn T. Greely, M.D., Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine


Melanie Jagneaux, JD, MBA, Director and Ombudsman, Office of the Provost, Baylor College of Medicine


Erik D. Malmberg, Ph.D., JD, Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity, Office of the Provost, Baylor College of Medicine

M112 DeBakey, Main Baylor Campus

Dec. 5, 2018

11 a.m.-Noon

(in collaboration with Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds, Center for Space Medicine, and Translational Research Institute for Space Health)

How the Evolution of Sex and Gender Based Research Impacts the Practice of Medicine


Alyson J. McGregor, M.D., M.A., Associate Professor Emergency Medicine and Director of the Division of Sex and Gender in Emergency Medicine, The Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University

Cullen Auditorium, Main Baylor Campus

Oct. 3, 2018

Noon-1 p.m.

(in collaboration with Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Grand Rounds)



Women with Disabilities at Your Doorstep: Achieving Equity by Offering Knowledgeable and Accessible Healthcare and Preventive Services to This Underserved Population


Margaret A. Nosek, Ph.D., Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine

Main Baylor Campus, DeBakey M321

Sept. 12, 2018

8-9 a.m.

(in collaboration with Obstetrics & Gynecology Grand Rounds)

Prophetic City: Houston on the Cusp of a Changing America


Stephen Klineberg, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology and Founding-Director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, Rice University

Texas Children’s Hospital Auditorium, Abercrombie Building

Aug. 22, 2018
10-11 a.m.


(in collaboration with Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds)

Role of Insurance in Achieving Health Equity


Laura N. Medford-Davis, M.D., Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine

Main Baylor Campus,
DeBakey M321