Tag Archives: Dr. Karen Kelly-Blake

Dr. Kelly-Blake presents at National Association of African American Studies and Affiliates Conference

On February 15-16, Center Assistant Professor Dr. Karen Kelly-Blake attended the National Association of African American Studies (NAAAS) and Affiliates 25th Joint National Conference held in Dallas, Texas. This conference marked the 25th gathering of scholars from across the U.S. … Continue reading

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Covert Costs of Racial and Ethnic Concordance in the Medical Workforce

Covert Costs of Racial and Ethnic Concordance in the Medical Workforce Event Flyer Over the past century US medical workforce demographics have shifted. Moving away from a white male dominated profession, there is a welcomed push towards increasing gender, ethnic, … Continue reading

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Center faculty present at 18th Annual ASBH Meeting

The 18th Annual American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Meeting was held October 6-9 in Washington, DC. Center faculty Libby Bogdan-Lovis, Karen Kelly-Blake, Devan Stahl, and Len Fleck presented at the conference. The post below details each researcher’s presentation in their own words. Libby … Continue reading

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Drs. Kelly-Blake and Holmes-Rovner co-authors of shared decision making article

Center Assistant Professor Dr. Karen Kelly-Blake and Professor Emerita Dr. Margaret Holmes-Rovner are among the co-authors of the article “Implementing shared decision making in federally qualified health centers, a quasi-experimental design study: the Office-Guidelines Applied to Practice (Office-GAP) program,” published … Continue reading

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White Horse, White Faces: The Decriminalization of Heroin Addiction

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Karen Kelly-Blake, PhD The U.S. is in the grips of an opioid addiction crisis. According to the CDC, the rate of opioid (prescription and heroin) overdose deaths … Continue reading

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Recent publications from Center faculty

Below is a list of recent publication from Center for Ethics faculty, including peer-reviewed journal articles, book reviews, and book chapters. Most articles can be accessed online through MSU Libraries. Open access publications are labeled as such. Cabrera L, Fitz … Continue reading

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Racism and the Public’s Health: Whose Lives Matter?

Unlawful police killings, exemption, and health inequities are not new phenomena, nor is the related struggle to counter them. Public outrage and the cries for social justice demand that we move beyond antiseptic bromides about “diversity,” “cultural competency,” and the inane claim that we live in a “post-racial” society. Such a move requires accountability, open discussion, and candid self-assessment, of individuals and of our institutions, about the complex realities of racial injustice and the resulting historical trauma. Continue reading

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