Amplified: Race and Reality in STEM
Thursday, November 5, 2020

Courtney D. Cogburn, PhD

Associate Professor of Social Work, Columbia University

Moderated By Manu Platt, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University

In order to build a culture of health and achieve health equity, we must engage in cultural processes in a more meaningful way.

In this webinar, Cogburn discusses how we need to take an interdisciplinary approach to examining the intersections of culture, structure, and racism to understand the root of social and racial inequities in health.

If you can’t get into the Zoom webinar, you can also watch live on our Facebook page.

About the Speaker

Courtney Cogburn directs a research group that uses innovative means to characterize and measure racism and evaluate its effects on mental and physical health. An associate professor, she employs a transdisciplinary research strategy to improve the characterization and measurement of racism, and examines the role of racism in the production of racial inequities in health. Cogburn is also conducting research exploring the use of emerging technologies, including computational social science to examine patterns and psychosocial effects of cultural racism and how virtual reality experiences can lead to changes in attitudes, social perception, and engagement (empathy, racial bias, structural competence, and behavior).


November 5, 2020
11:00am-12:00pm PST

Amplified: Race and Reality in STEM aims to give a national platform to speakers to have candid conversations around race and diversity in the STEM fields. Launched in 2020 as part of Gladstone’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, this series is hosted in partnership with Georgia Tech, the Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute at University of Washington, and The University of Texas at Austin. We hope these discussions spark change throughout the sciences. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At Gladstone, we are committed to providing events and professional development activities that resonate with our community’s diverse members. Our goal is to develop creative programming that encompasses a wide variety of ideas and perspectives to inspire, educate, and engage with everyone within our walls.

We want to effect positive change through our events and activities by providing a platform for discussions on important topics related to increasing diversity and inclusiveness in the sciences.