Workshop: Systemic racism: A public health crisis

March 4, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

This workshop is open to faculty and staff.

In recent years, racism has become the international indictment of the U.S. This accusation was initially coupled to the unjust treatment of people of color in the criminal justice system. However, the disproportionate number of COVID-19 deaths experienced by historically marginalized populations prompted Anthony Fauci, M.D., to pinpoint systematic racism as its cause.

This workshop will explore how systematic racism impacts population health.

Workshop objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to identify:

  • The definition of systematic racism 
  • The impact of systematic racism on health
  • How Michigan Medicine is addressing systematic racism 
  • How to become an ally against racism

Date: Thursday, March 24

Time: Noon – 1 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Register here

Facilitated by: 
Othelia W. Pryor Ph.D., M.P.H., M.B.A. 
Learners and Pathways, senior project manager
Office of Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI)

This workshop is hosted by the Office of Faculty Development but is open to all Michigan Medicine Faculty and Staff. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this workshop or have questions about accessibility, please contact us at