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Anti-racism innovations to improve health equity in cancer care


Mar 2, 2021 04:48 PM

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Peggy Maguire
President @Cambia Health Foundation
As president of Cambia Health Foundation, Peggy works with a wide range of stakeholders to drive health care transformation through purposeful investments in whole person care models that reduce disparities and result in better experiences for people and families. Sojourns®, the Foundation’s signature program, promotes palliative care innovation and leadership development. Through Healthy People, Healthy Communities, the Foundation works to address social determinants of health, eliminate systemic barriers and empower all people to achieve optimum health.
Toby Campbell, MD, MSCI, FAAHPM
Professor of Medicine, Chief of Palliative Care and the Ellen and Peter O. Johnson Chair in Palliative Care. @University of Wisconsin
He was the HPM Fellowship Program Director from 2010 to 2017 and developed the program into a national program of excellence. Under his leadership, the UW Palliative Care Program won a Citation of Honor from the American Hospital Association’s Circle of Life program in 2017 for its innovative palliative care and the Patient and Family-Centered Care Award from the Society of Critical Care Medicine in 2019. His research interests are in high-risk shared decision-making, communication education, empathy, and models of care for palliative care implementation. His work on communication crosses a variety of disciplines and he has published in JAMA, JAMA Surgery, Annals of Surgery, Intensive Care Medicine, Patient Education and Counseling, J Pain and Symptom Management, and J of Oncology Practice to list a few.
Cardinale B. Smith, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology @Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
She is a medical oncologist and palliative care physician whose clinical practice is focused on lung cancer and palliative care. Her research interests focus on doctor-patient communication, evaluating treatment disparities in cancer care, determinants of cancer patients’ quality of care, characterizing barriers to optimal cancer and palliative care and developing approaches to eliminating those barriers among racial and ethnic minorities. Dr. Smith is a 2013 recipient of a mentored research scholar grant from the American Cancer Society to evaluate determinants of disparities in the utilization of palliative care among patients with lung cancer. She was a co-investigator on a Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute grant to teach and enable goals of care conversations among oncologists.