Wednesday April 22, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
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Isabel Estrada 
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) 

WEBINAR: Fighting fire with fire: Using implicit means to combat implicit bias

OBSSR’s Minority Health Month Webinar Series

The Cultural Framework for Health – New Approaches  


Mimi Victoria Chapman, Ph.D. UNC, Chapel Hill

Keith Payne, Ph.D., UNC, Chapel Hill

Meeting Information     

Name:  Culture Webinar April 22

Start Time:  04/22/2015 2:00 PM

Duration:     01:00

URL:  https://webmeeting.nih.gov/culture_webinar_1/

Audio Conference Details

Conference Number(s):    1-888-850-4523

Participant Code:   214908


Fighting fire with fire: Using implicit means to combat implicit bias

Envisioning Health: Using images to enhance bonds between Latino adolescents and their doctors

Although social psychologists have demonstrated the presence of implicit bias among the general population and, to some extent, among medical professionals, little is known about how to combat or modify these latent but influential aspects of social behavior.

An emerging body of literature demonstrates that physicians, like the general population, display implicit bias even as they deny bias on measures that directly ask about their attitudes and opinions. Much of this work has centered on bias toward African-Americans, but implicit biases operate against other groups as well. As the United States incorporates new immigrants from many countries, it is important to understand how implicit bias towards these newcomers is operating and to design interventions to decrease bias itself and its impact on health care.

Although the need is clear, measurement strategies, interventions, and implementation strategies have yet to be created and tested. Envisioning Health is an NIH-funded research project that brings together a trans-disciplinary team from areas including social work, art history, public health, social psychology, and medicine to meet these challenges.

Presenters Bios

Mimi Victoria Chapman, Ph.D. UNC, Chapel HillDr. Mimi Chapman is an associate professor in the UNC Chapel Hill School of Social Work where she focuses her research on new immigrant Latino youth in North Carolina. Beginning with basic epidemiology about the well-being of this population, she now is involved in intervention design and research. Based in Chatham County, the state’s first Latino immigrant stronghold, Chapman has worked with the public schools to put school-based mental health services in place for Latino youth. Together with an art history colleague, she is testing visual interventions, like those described in this blog post, for teachers. She has been the Principal Investigator for multiple externally funded projects involving new immigrant Latino youth and families and she works as a community engaged scholar. Chapman currently publishes in the areas of immigrant and adolescent well-being and mental health, in-country Chinese migrant experience, and visual methods, and she teaches direct practice courses in health, mental health, and adolescence.

Dr. Keith Payne Dr. Keith Payne is an associate professor of Psychology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He has a Ph.D. in psychology from Washington University and a B.A. in psychology and philosophy from Western Kentucky University. He studies social cognition, especially automatic and unconscious thought. Payne's research has won the International Social Cognition Network Early Career Award and the SAGE Young Scholars Award. His research has been covered in a variety popular outlets including Blink, Scientific American Mind, Ladies Home Journal, and National Public Radio.