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Writing group for the history of African Americans and organized medicine

Convened by the Institute for Ethics in 2005, the Writing Group on the History of African Americans and organized medicine was charged with reviewing and analyzing the historical roots of the black-white divide in U.S. medicine. In particular, the Writing Group was charged with investigating the historical relationship between organized medicine and African American physicians and patients. The following individuals are members of the Writing Group:

Robert B. Baker, PhD, The Union Graduate College-Mount Sinai School of Medicine Bioethics Program, and Department of Philosophy, Union College

Janice Blanchard, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine

Clarence Braddock, MD, MPH, Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics

Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc, Department of Social Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

LaVera Crawley, MD, MPH, Stanford University Center for Biomedical Ethics

Eddie Hoover, MD, Editor, Journal of the National Medical Association

Elizabeth Jacobs, MD, MPP, Stroger Hospital of Cook County & Rush University Medical Center

Thomas A. LaVeist, PhD, Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Randall Maxey, MD, PhD, National Medical Association

Kathryn L. Moseley, MD, University of Michigan Medical School

Todd L. Savitt, PhD, Department of Medical Humanities, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University

Harriet A. Washington, BA, Visiting Scholar, DePaul University College of Law

David R. Williams, PhD, Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health

AMA Project Staff

Matthew K. Wynia, MD, MPH, Study Director

Ololade Olakanmi, BA, Project Research Assistant