Medical student Rebeka Russell pens perspective piece on institutional racism in the health care system

First-year medical student Rebekah Russell intertwined her experience as an African American woman, background in public health and new experiences as a medical student in her published article titled “Improving Health for African Americans Involves Dismantling a Larger System of Racism.” 

Russell’s perspective piece was published in the fall 2020 edition of the Journal of the Student National Medical Association, and discussed the steps health care professionals can take to improve health outcomes for African Americans.

Read Russell’s article.