Healthcare & Psychology

Jennifer Eberhardt: “Visual Attention and Racial Bias”

By Barbara Rea on October 4, 2015 in Healthcare & Psychology

Psychologist Jennifer Eberhardt investigates how subtle racial biases are interpreted in the brain. Her research, conducted both in the laboratory and in the field, reveals the extent to which racial imagery, and subsequent judgments based on imagery, suffuse our culture and influence different a...

Paul Farmer: “In the Company of the Poor”

By Barbara Rea on October 4, 2015 in Healthcare & Psychology

The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that’s wrong with the world. This statement from Paul Farmer, one of the most dedicated practitioners in global health, serves as shorthand for the mission statement of Partners In Health (PIH), the organization he helped found three d...