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ELSI Friday Forum: Addressing Racism in Research and Clinical Practice
ELSI Friday Forum is a monthly, one-hour seminar series featuring compelling topics from the ELSI research communities. Join us from 12:00-1:00 pm ET/9:00-10:00 am PT on the second Friday of each month for talks and panels on a broad array of issues, explored through an ELSI lens.

Our series continues on December 11, when Rhea Boyd, MD, MPH, pediatrician and public health advocate who serves as the chief medical officer of San Diego 211, and as the director of equity and justice for The California Children’s Trust; Daphne Martschenko, PhD, postdoctoral fellow at the Stanford University Center for Biomedical Ethics; and Robert D. Steiner, MD, Editor-in-Chief of Genetics in Medicine, discuss “Addressing Racism in Research and Clinical Practice.”

Dec 11, 2020 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Rhea Boyd
Director of Equity and Justice @California Children's Trust
Dr. Rhea Boyd is a pediatrician, public health advocate, and scholar. She writes and teaches on the relationship between structural racism, inequity and health. She works clinically and has a scholarly focus on the child and public health impacts of harmful policing practices and policies. She partners with San Diego 211, working with navigators to address the social needs of San Diegans impacted by chronic illness and poverty. She is the Director of Equity and Justice for The California Children’s Trust, an initiative to advance mental health access for children and youth across California.
Daphne O. Martschenko
Postdoctoral Research Fellow @Stanford University Center for Biomedical Ethics
Daphne Martschenko, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral fellow at the Stanford University Center for Biomedical Ethics. She received a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Cambridge in 2019. Daphne’s research identifies ethical, legal, and social considerations arising from genetics research and clinical practice and related policy recommendations to address these issues. Her work advocates for and facilitates cross-disciplinary research efforts that promote socially responsible communication of social science genomics research findings.
Robert D. Steiner
Editor-in-Chief @Genetics in Medicine
Robert D. Steiner, MD, FAAP, FACMG served as Deputy Editor since 2011 and a section editor since 2006. He is Professor (Clinical) of Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin (UW) School of Medicine and Public Health, Chief Medical Officer for PreventionGenetics, and geneticist and Medical Director at Marshfield Clinic Health System. After obtaining his MD from UW, he completed a residency in pediatrics at The University of Cincinnati/Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center. Following residency, Dr. Steiner trained in medical genetics at The University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center. He is board certified in Pediatrics, Clinical Genetics, and Clinical Biochemical Genetics.