Diversity in the US Infectious Diseases Workforce: Challenges for Women and Underrepresented Minorities

Judith A. Aberg, Joel N Blankson, Jeanne Marrazzo, Adaora A. Adimora

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Abstract

Research documents significant gender-based salary inequities among physicians and ongoing inadequacies in recruitment and promotion of physicians from underrepresented minority groups. Given the complexity of the social forces that promote these disparities, their elimination will likely require quantitative and qualitative research to understand the pathways that lead to them and to develop effective solutions. Interventions to combat implicit bias will be required, and structural interventions that hold medical school leadership accountable are needed to achieve and maintain salary equity and racial and gender diversity at all levels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S606-S610
JournalJournal of Infectious Diseases
Volume216
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Compensation
  • Disparities
  • gender
  • Implicit bias
  • race

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Infectious Diseases

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