Five Things about Medical Racism

Deirdre Cooper Owens smiles for the camera

Five Things about Medical Racism

Published: Friday, February 19, 2021

She teaches students about the history of pandemics. Her work is known all over the country. And a book she wrote was used as a reference for a popular series on HBO. Deirdre Cooper Owens is the Charles and Linda Wilson Professor in the History of Medicine and Director of the Humanities in Medicine program at UNL. In this episode she explains why African Americans don’t always trust the medical system and steps she’s taking to make a change.

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