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Health Equity Training Research Center 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


Nov. 29, 2022
12-1 p.m.

Native American Health Equity
Jessica Snowden M.D., MS, MHPTT, Division Chief, Pediatric Infectious Disease & Horace C. Cabe Endowed Chair in Pediatric Infectious Disease, Vice Dean for Research, College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences


Oct. 5, 2022
12-1 p.m.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA): What It Means for You and for NIH
Marie A. Bernard, M.D., Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland


June 28, 2022
12-1 p.m.

Weight Bias in Children and Adolescents:  Intersections and Opportunities
Eileen Chavez, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatric Psychology, Department of Pediatrics/Nationwide Children's Hospital, The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Dominique Williams, M.D., MPH, Dipl ABOM, Clinical Assistant Professor, Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics/Nationwide Children's Hospital, The Ohio State University College of Medicine


April 26, 2022
12-1 p.m.

Beyond Culture:  Rethinking Competency and Reimagining Health Equity
Edgardo Ordonez, M.D., MPH, Assistant Professor and Vice Chair of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Department of Emergency Medicine


March 17, 2022
12-1 p.m.

Improving Maternal Health: Seeking Equity and Allies
Lisa Hollier, M.D., MPH, Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine, Chair of the Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force & Chief Medical Officer of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Texas Children's Health Plan.

Carla Ortique, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine
(In collaboration with Department of Medicine)


March 2, 2022
12-1 p.m.

Pathways to Empathy through Academic Research, Music and Film Making
Julian Saporiti, M.A., B.M., Ph.D. Candidate, Musician and Songwriter and Creator of the No-No Boy Project


Feb. 22, 2022
12-1 p.m.

Rising to the Challenge: Understanding and Addressing Racism
Alicia D.H. Monroe, M.D., Provost and Senior Vice President of Academics and Faculty Affairs

Jose Ribas Roca, M.D., Assistant Professor, Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

John Saunders, M.D., M.S., Associate Professor, Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


Feb. 15, 2022
12-1 p.m.

A Mile in My Shoes: How Workforce Diversification Can Solve Our Health Equity Crisis
Amber E. Johnson, M.D., MS, MBA, Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh




Grand Round Archives


The following sections are kept to serve as a historical archive of the grand rounds for Health Equity Training Research.