Creating Accountability Through Data


Event Description


During the October 10th event, expert speakers invited participants to reevaluate how we think about data on race and ethnicity. We dove deep into the ways race data impacts our institutions and health care systems, shapes priorities and determines how resources get to the communities they serve.

Speakers discussed the failures and harms in our approaches to collecting, analyzing, reporting, and leveraging race, ethnicity, and other key demographic data in public health and health care. This virtual conversation serves as a foundation for understanding the critical next steps needed to hold health systems, providers, researchers, and government accountable to historically marginalized and institutionally underserved communities.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit is available at no cost to attendees. This activity has been approved for 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ *


Linda Villarosa

The New York Times Magazine

Linda Villarosa is a journalist, educator, and contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine. She covers the intersection of health, medicine, and social justice.

Ryan J. Petteway, DrPH, MPH

OHSU-PSU School of Public Health

Ryan J. Petteway, DrPH, MPH, is a public health professor, scholar, and educator who integrates social epidemiology, participatory research, and creative arts to advance health equity. 

Vikas Saini, MD

Lown Institute

Vikas Saini, MD, is president of the Lown Institute, a nonpartisan think tank that believes a radically better healthcare system is possible. Dr. Saini leads the Institute’s signature project, the Lown Institute Hospitals Index for Social Responsibility.

Elena Mendez-Escobar, PhD, MBA

Boston Medical Center

Elena Mendez-Escobar, PhD, MBA, is co-executive director of the Health Equity Accelerator at Boston Medical Center Health System and oversees the Grayken Center for Addiction. Her passion is to right inequities and improve healthcare for underserved populations.


Fernando De Maio, PhD

Vice President, Health Equity Research and Data Use, American Medical Association
Professor of Sociology, DePaul University

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Introductory Speaker

Emily Cleveland Manchanda, MD, MPH

Director for Social Justice Education and Implementation, American Medical Association
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Boston Medical Center
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Founding Collaborators


The four Founding Collaborators designed and supported the development of the National Health Equity Grand Rounds series.

american medical association
National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education


Amplification Collaborators


We are grateful for the support of our Amplification Collaborators, each of whom is working to advance health equity in their communities. Amplification Collaborators provide event promotion and outreach through their channels.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Rush University Medical Center
The Hastings Center
The Joint Commission

*Accreditation Statement: The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: The AMA designates this other (live and on-demand) activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to:

  • 1.50 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program;
  • 1.50 Self-Assessment points in the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s (ABOHNS) Continuing Certification program;
  • 1.50 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program;
  • 1.50 Lifelong Learning points in the American Board of Pathology’s (ABPath) Continuing Certification program; and
  • 1.50 credit toward the CME [and Self-Assessment requirements] of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program

It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting MOC credit.