Fighting For Healthcare Equity Inclusion with Guest Dr. Sara Ann Anderson-Burnett: It’s a Marathon Not a Sprint
My guest, Dr. Sarah Ann R. Anderson-Burnett, MD, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, Associate Program Director for the Adolescent Medicine Fellowship and Inaugural Diversity, Health Equity, Inclusion and Justice Quality Lead for the Department of Pediatrics at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. She is a graduate of the Xavier University of Louisiana and attended the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai for both her MD and Ph.D.
Dr. Anderson-Burnett completed her pediatric residency and chief residency at NYP-Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. She has been recognized by the Medical Society of the State of New York and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai for her commitment to initiatives addressing healthcare disparities, recruitment of medical school candidates from historically marginalized and minoritized backgrounds, and STEM education in underserved communities.
The cornerstone and foundation for her clinical and investigative training is an unwavering commitment to providing forums and creating innovative strategies that operationalize health equity and justice. Through strategic partnerships with national organizations and institutions at which she has trained, she has led the charge to construct health equity educational programming that has resulted in the department and institution-wide change in practices, implementation of new policies, and inspired educational directives at other pediatric residency programs nationwide.
On a national level, Dr. Anderson serves as an ACGME Equity Matters fellow and an inaugural member of the bias and sensitivity review panel for the American Board of Pediatrics Certification Exam – ensuring that bias-laden test items are not included in the testing mechanisms used to certify pediatricians. Altogether, Dr. Anderson-Burnett’s academic career demonstrates a long-standing commitment to health equity, social justice, and operational excellence by incorporating these principles into clinical and scholastic frameworks.
In this episode we talk about:
Thinking about your career and leadership journey who or what may have been instrumental in that decision?
What does a day as a women physician on the frontlines look like and what challenges do you face?
With all the things that you’ve seen during the pandemic and had to deal with, how do you take care of yourself? What does self-care really look like for you at this point?
Why is diversity in leadership vital to healthcare, as it pertains to having more women physicians and women physicians of color?
What do you want people to know about this pandemic and how we can all move forward to a safer and healthy environment?
What 3 tips would you give women physicians who may be dealing with some workplace challenges?
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