Aoki Seminar Fall 2019 - Tiffani J. Johnson "Impact of Racism on the Health and Well-being of Children " 9/17/2019

Impact of Racism on the Health and Well-being of Children Tiffani J. Johnson, MD, MSC Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine University of California, Davis School of Medicine Tuesday, Sept 17th, Noon - 1:00 PM Racism is a pervasive stressor in the lives of children and adolescents from historically marginalized racial/ethnic groups and represents a root cause of inequities in their well-being. Youth experience racism in multiple settings including the healthcare system, criminal justice system, and in the education setting. Disparities in the healthcare and outcomes of youth can arise from provider bias and injustices in the healthcare system. Furthermore, the stress of experiencing racism in multiple domains can trigger physiologic responses that increase risk for chronic disease across the life course and result in disparities in behavioral, emotional, academic, and health outcomes. The overall goal of this presentation is to define the different levels of racism (institutionalized, personally mediated, and internalized) and examine the impact of racism on the health and well-being of youth. Dr. Johnson is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine. Dr. Johnson’s research portfolio reflects her commitment to improving the quality of care for underserved children. Her interdisciplinary research program is focused on race and racism and its impact on child health. She is currently exploring root causes of inequities in the healthcare and early childhood education settings, including research on bias and discrimination and its impact on the health and well-being of children. She is also partnering with Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) to investigate disparities within the multisite PECARN Registry, and serves as a Disparities Consultant to the PRIME Node. She is Co-Chair of the Race in Medicine Special Interest Group of the Academic Pediatric Association and was a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Taskforce on Addressing Bias and Discrimination. Dr. Johnson completed her Undergraduate training at Xavier University of Louisiana and earned her Medical Degree from Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She completed her pediatric residency training at Children’s National Medical Center in the Community Health Track. She completed pediatric emergency medicine fellowship training at the University of Pittsburg, where she also received her Master’s of Science degree in Clinical Research. She joined the faculty at UC Davis in July 2019. Prior to this appointment, she was a faculty member at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.