In Conversation with Dr. Lillie Williamson: Racial Health Disparities and Medical Mistrust

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17 May, 2021

KCSB News and Sports · In Conversation with Dr. Lillie Williamson: Racial Health Disparities and Medical Mistrust

Dr. Lillie Williamson of the University of Wisconsin-Madison studies the ways in which racial experiences and health communication create and perpetuate racial health disparities. Ahead of KCSB News’ upcoming panel on issues of medical racism and health misinformation, Dr. Williamson joined KCSB’s Ashley Rusch for an interview to discuss the antecedents of medical mistrust and their implications on the health of marginalized communities.

On Tuesday, May 18 at 4 PM, KCSB News brings you A Year in COVID: Medical Racism, Care Disparities, & Health Misinformation – a critical discussion of how racial health inequity prevents marginalized communities from accessing quality care. Our panelists – public health leaders, medical professionals, and community advocates – will also explore the dangers of health misinformation during times of crisis and the role of communication in medical mistrust.

Contact news@kcsb.org for more information. Register for the webinar at ucsb.zoom.us/webinar/register/W…9j2dTB2LGAzpSvE1yw.

Image Credit: Department of Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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