Dismantling Disparities in Health Care Podcast

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Subscribe and listen to the DSC’s new podcast, Dismantling Disparities in Health Care at https://anchor.fm/disparitiessolutions. This podcast brings listeners unfiltered, honest conversations about structural racism in health care and what we can do about it. We interview leading experts in health care who speak candidly about the historical basis of racism in health, current events, and strategies for dismantling disparities.

Hosted by Aswita Tan-McGrory, Director, DSC
Produced by Karey Kenst, Senior Program Manager, DSC

Available Episodes

Episode 3: Dismantling the Barriers to Diversity in the Health Professions
This episode is a conversation with Dr. Alden Landry, the Assistant Dean of the Office for Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Partnership at Harvard Medical School. In this month’s podcast, we explore why, despite many national efforts and focus on diversity, it is still so challenging to diversify our workforce, in particular for people of color.

Episode 2: Dismantling Disparities in American Indian Health
In this episode, we discuss disparities in American Indian health and the structural barriers that prevent us from providing equitable care to this diverse population. We interview Tom Sequist, Chief Quality and Safety Officer at Partners HealthCare in Boston, and a member of the Taos Pueblo tribe in New Mexico.

Episode 1: Dismantling Disparities for Patients with Limited English Proficiency
In this episode, we discuss the challenges to ensuring patients receive the interpreter services they need, issues leading to disparities in health care for patients who speak limited or no English, and strategies for improving care. We are joined by Chris Kirwan, the Clinical Director of Medical Interpreter Services at Massachusetts General Hospital.


Trailer: Introducing the Dismantling Disparities in Health Care Podcast