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Episode 86: Racial Disparities in COVID – Student Dr. Paul, Dr. Essien & Dr. Manning

Student Dr. Dereck Paul, Dr. Utibe Essien and Dr. Kimberly Manning join the CPSolvers to discuss racial disparities. This all-star crew discusses the role of race and inequality in the current COVID-19 pandemic and medicine more broadly. Don’t miss out on this truly powerful episode. 

Student Dr. Dereck Paul

Dereck Paul is a 4th-year medical student at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine and applying into residency this fall. He studies the relationships between homelessness and health under Dr. Margot Kushel at the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations. He was a 2018 Student National Medical Association David E. Satcher MD, PhD Health Disparities Research Fellow for his work mapping the role of structural racism in susceptibility to housing insecurity and homelessness. Outside of his studies and research, he writes about health policy, medical education, and the underrepresented medical trainee experience.

Dr. Utibe Essien

Utibe Essien is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and a health disparities researcher in the VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion. He completed Primary Care residency and General Internal Medicine fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Essien’s research focuses on developing interventions to advance equity in the management of cardiovascular diseases.

Dr. Kimberly Manning

Kimberly D. Manning, MD is a general internist/hospitalist who serves as Associate Vice Chair of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Department of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Manning was recently promoted to Professor of Medicine and additionally serves as residency program director for the Transitional Year Residency Program at Emory. She has a strong commitment to supporting underrepresented minorities in medicine, serving underserved populations, and creating better understanding of our patients and each other through storytelling and narrative medicine. A huge fan of the CP Solvers, Dr Manning is as enthusiastic about being a teacher as she is being a lifelong learner.