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Read Janice Sabin’s, PhD, MSW, op-ed “How We Fail Black Patients in Pain” on the Association of American Medical Colleges News and Insights. The article discusses the false notions and hidden biases that fuel the inadequate treatment of minorities’ pain and lists steps for individuals and institutions to take to provide more equitable treatment.

Sabin is a research professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education at the University of Washington. Her research aims to reduce healthcare disparities among minority populations by improving the patient-provider relationship.