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OU Professor Discusses Racial Disparities in Health Care

OU Professor Discusses Racial Disparities in Health Care

Dr. Syeachia Dennis

Dr. Syeachia Dennis, assistant professor of family medicine in the OU-TU School of Community Medicine, recently shared a candid, local-level perspective on racial disparities in health care during an interview on Public Radio Studio Tulsa’s Medical Monday segment.

During the segment, she explained how these troubling, long-running disparities in access, treatment, perceptions and outcomes affect persons of color in many health arenas, including how they are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.

Dennis was interviewed by OU-Tulsa President Dr. John Schumann, who hosts Medical Monday each week. The segments air on KWGS, Tulsa’s NPR affiliate, as part of the StudioTulsa program.

An Oklahoma native, Dennis joined the OU-Tulsa family medicine residency program in 2013. Her latest scholarly accomplishment is the completion of her master of public health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Listen to the interview here.

By Bonnie Rucker

Article Published:  Wednesday, July 29, 2020