Professor Emerita Vernellia Randall is a recognized international leader and global collaborator on "race and racism," gender, health disparities, and "diversity and inclusion." Professor Randall speaks internationally and nationally at colleges, medical/law schools, professional associations, and international conferences, including the United Nations. Professor Randall has published widely (2 books, 33 articles, 12 chapters, and three reports) on topics of health disparities, race and racism, minority retention, campus diversity, legal issues, and discrimination. Professor Randall started her career in healthcare as a nurse and family nurse practitioner. She then practiced insurance defense and health care law in a large firm in Portland, Oregon. She has been a professor of nursing, public health, and law. During her 26 years of law teaching, Prof. Randall taught a wide variety of courses including Torts, Criminal Law, American Health Care Law, and Race and Racism in American Law. The unique combination of teaching, health care, and legal experience informs her expertise on health disparities and health care disparities; race and racism including implicit bias, international human rights, mass incarceration and the school-to-prison pipeline; and Descendants of Africans Enslaved in the United States (DAEUS). She is a recipient of the Chairman's Award from the Ohio Commission on Minority Health, and the Ohio House of Representatives honored her with a Commendation.

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Health Disparities – Why Race Matters

Vernellia Randall

Racial health disparities, particularly maternal health, are a significant issue. In this session, Vernellia Randall will: (1) describe the relevant health status of African Americans to White Americans (with specific attention on maternal and neonatal health); (2) define race and racism; (3) explain the role of race and racism in health care disparities; (4) explain the interaction of embedded social/ racial inequalities and personal behavior on health status with particular attention on the impact of racial stress; (5) discuss discrimination in health care and it role in health disparities; and (6) discuss the role of the law in eliminating racism and discrimination.

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  • Last up to one hour
  • Allow for up to 200 connections into the Cast (a connection is a login from a unique location)
  • Include the two-way video experience (including interactive HD streaming video and audio) and dedicated support