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One bioethicist at UTHealth uses science fiction to educate medical students about racial bias

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A philosopher by training, Keisha Ray, who now researches racial disparity in health care, has never been scared to ask big, bold questions about humanity.

Having grown up in a medical family (her mom and grandma were both nurses and operated a nursing home), “I was always interested in medicine, but I knew I didn’t want to be a clinician,” she says. “My interest in medicine has always been the philosophical questions: What do we owe people, and why do we treat some people different than others?”

Focusing on the field of bioethics while pursuing her philosophy degree felt like…

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