The History of Racism in Medicine with Dr. John Chenault


do no harm series

Host Panel

Dr. Neecey Hudson, Chair & Science Director at Hood Medicine and Jonathan White, Policy Chair at Hood Medicine

Guest Panel

Dr. John Chenault, PhD, MA, MLIS – Hood Medicine Advisory Board Member; Jennifer Johnson Muhammad, MS, MA – Health Advocacy Director at Hood Medicine

In this Do No Harm Series chat, Hood Medicine org members discuss the long history of medical racism, the unethical human torture and experimentation that formed the foundation of modern medicine, and how the scientific community contributed to racist dogma, legislation, and cultural practice based on their “research” on the biological differences between races. We reflect on how the inextricable role of race in medical research and healthcare has influenced contemporary health disparities in BIPOC communities.