Virtual event

Virtual Event: STAT x The 19th Represents: Gender and Health Outcomes

Editor’s note: A live stream of the event will be embedded below at 1 p.m. ET.

HHistorically, medical training has had a narrow view of the human body. “Normal” in medical terms has traditionally been based on healthy white males, creating a knowledge gap and disadvantaging anyone outside of this “norm”. Can science, coupled with new medical training and understanding, improve health outcomes for those who have been underserved or wronged by the medical community?

To fully explore the impact of gender on health outcomes, The 19th brings together doctors, medical experts, elected officials, patients and many more for an afternoon of critical conversations. Learn more about the event here.



welcome | 1 p.m. ET
Emily Ramshaw, CEO, The 19th


Commonwealth Fund Sponsor Remarks
Laurie Zephyrin, Vice President, Advancing Health Equity, The Commonwealth Fund

Should your doctor look like you? | 1:10 p.m. ET
Dr Oni Blackstock, Executive Director of Health Justice
Laura Huang, Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Moderator: Shefali Luthra, Health Journalist, The 19th

Suffering in silence: fibroids and endometriosis | 1:45 p.m. ET
Dr. Erica Marsh, Chief, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, University of Michigan School of Medicine
Rep. Nikema Williams, Democrat, Georgia’s 5th District
Moderator: Dr Jennifer Adaeze Okwerekwu, Reproductive Psychiatrist and Columnist, STAT

Performance: Why it’s so hard to get mental health care in America | 2:15 p.m. ET
Stephanie Foo, author, What My Bones Know

Navigating care with a disability | 2:30 p.m. ET
Dr. Lisa I. Iezzoni, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Moderator: Sara Luterman, healthcare journalist, The 19th

Medical education, care and LGBTQ+ patients | 3:00 p.m. ET
Dr. Renee Crichlow, Chief Medical Officer, Vice President of Health Equity, Codman Square Health Center and Boston University Medical School, Dept. of Family Medicine
Dallas Ducar, CEO of Transhealth Northampton
Moderator: Kate Sosin, LGBTQ+ journalist, The 19th

Improving pregnancy care and outcomes | 3:30 p.m. ET
Mimi (Paulomi) Niles, Assistant Professor/Scholar, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing
Abigail Echo-Hawk, director of research for the Seattle Indian Health Board
Moderator: Nicholas St. Fleur, Reporter, STAT

Interstitials by Rachel Gross, author, Vagina Obscura