Green publishes article on implicit bias training in The Conversation

​Tiffany Green, PhD, associate professor in the Departments of Population Health Sciences and Ob-Gyn, co-authored a new article in The Conversation. Co-authors include Nao Hagiwara.

In “Do implicit bias trainings on race improve health care? Not Yet — but incorporating the latest science can help hospitals treat all patients equitably,” co-authors examined the increase in preventative implicit bias training after 2020, when several U.S. federal and state proposals declared racism to be a public health crisis. The authors noted training is often ineffective due to the fact that participants must be personally invested or have the mental capacity to address their own biases. Plus, training is usually a single session, but implicit bias training requires consistent practice.

Green and Hagiwara also note, “changes in implicit bias scores do not necessarily result in decreased discriminatory behaviors, making it unclear how these programs can change the quality of care that Black patients experience.”

Moving forward, co-authors believe adopting a clinical and translational science (CTS) framework would be beneficial.

Read the full article here.

**by Ob-Gyn Communications Intern Paige Stevenson