Advancing Health Equity and Access


Biased medical tools can result in misdiagnoses and exclusion from clinical treatments and trials. The Yale Office of Health Equity and Community Impact aims to dismantle the assumption that race dictates genetics ( racial biology).

The staff members work through a checklist of biased medical tests and procedures to eliminate or rework them. According to Darcey Cobbs-Lomax, the inaugural director, the movement to launch the office came about during a “perfect storm” resulting from the pandemic, racial tensions, and social unrest.

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