30th Robert F. Rushmer Endowed Lecture
Edwin G. Lindo, JD
Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Assistant Dean for Social and Health Justice, Office of Healthcare Equity
University of Washington
“Pathologizing Racism: Interrogating Towards More Equitable Science”
May 31, 2022, 4:00 – 5:15 PM
Reception to follow
Taking transit or carpooling is encouraged, as parking around campus is limited. For maps and transit options, visit Transportation Services.
About the Lecture:
Prof. Edwin Lindo will guide us through the exploration of the history of race and racism, its lasting effects on society, medicine and science, and bioengineering specifically. In interrogating the history of racism, we will be able to better understand the contemporary elements of racism and how it manifests itself in our labs, research and science. At the end of the talk, Prof. Lindo’s goal is to leave you with a critical lens to better intervene and interrogate the manifestations of racism that we witness today.
About the Speaker:
An Associate Teaching Professor at the University of Washington, Edwin Lindo has embarked on the journey to ask and explore the hard questions of race and racism within the institutions of medicine and law. Edwin brings the interdisciplinary study of Critical Race Theory, Latina and Latino Critical Legal Theory, and others to medicine and law so we can better learn how racism detrimentally affects our health, our learning, our teaching and justice. As a faculty member in the Department of Family Medicine and Affiliate Faculty in the Department of Bioethics and Humanities, Edwin has developed curriculum and teaches Critical Race Theory and Medicine; and provides student and faculty development around the issues of race and equity in medical education and patient care. Professor Lindo is also the Assistant Dean for Social and Health Justice within the Office of Healthcare Equity at the University of Washington School of Medicine. His research and scholarship have focused on the history of racialized medicine, race and racism within medicine, social justice and social movements, and decolonized pedagogies for critical education. Edwin is also the creator and host of The Praxis Podcast – a podcast focused on addressing racism within medicine in all its forms. Lastly, he is an internationally recognized speaker and thinker on these critical issues.
Past Rushmer and Hoffman lectures are listed below.