Diversity: Are We Thinking About It All Wrong?

Feb 5, 2020

Often when we think about diversity and inclusion, we look at it through a lens crafted by years of training seminars and decades of awareness campaigns. Whether it’s workshops, consultants or modules, the diversity industry has become a multibillion-dollar business, and yet, there seems to be a continual need for more attention to be paid to diversity efforts across all spectrums of American life.

    

On this episode of Science Distilled, hosts Paul Boger and Kathleen Masterson continue to look at diversity and the way we think about it. We’ll hear from Dr. Oma Agbai, director of the service for Multicultural Dermatology and Hair Disorders at UC Davis, about her experience in multicultural dermatology and the need for more people of color in the healthcare industry. We'll also talk to Mona Sue Weissmark, Ph.D., a clinical and social psychologist, about her research on diversity and how we’re thinking about it the wrong way.

The Science Distilled Podcast is based on the lecture series produced by the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum and the Desert Research Institute — both in Reno, Nevada.