Healthcare Equity Peer Trainers
In 2019, the Office of Healthcare Equity (OHCE) began providing antiracism training, with the goal of reaching every member of the UW Medicine community.
To supplement and work alongside subject matter experts, in 2021, OHCE developed a “train-the-trainer” program to produce a group of skilled EDI peer trainers available to deliver training across our diverse system.
In addition to a sense of professional duty, trainees are driven by something larger — an unyielding hope and driving force to be part of the change needed to improve UW Medicine.
Now, thanks to the new cohort of certified EDI peer trainers, OHCE has vastly increased its training capacity and offers a monthly calendar of training for the community.
Certified EDI peer trainers are indispensable members of OHCE’s training team.
Department of Medicine Peer trainers
Dr. Rosemary Adamson, associate professor (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) provided training on bias and microaggressions.
Dr. Masaoki Kawasumi, assistant professor (Dermatology), provides training on social determinants of health and health disparities.