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Quantitative Issues in Cancer Research Working Group Seminar
November 8, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Doctoral Student, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard University
Theory-driven statistical estimation of racism-related themes in the medical literature
Abstract: The scientific study of racism as a root cause of health inequities has been hampered by the policies and practices of medical journals. Monitoring the discourse around racism and health inequities in scientific publications is a critical aspect of understanding, confronting, and ultimately dismantling racism in medicine. Our goal is to develop a framework to evaluate the changes in the prevalence and composition of racism narratives over time and across journals through the use of natural language processing.