The death of a fellow Black female physician, Dr. Susan Moore, during the early days of COVID-19 was painful and personally resonated with me. Her documentation of her perceived mistreatment and unequal treatment because of her race during her hospital stay because of a COVID-19 illness, provided a real time case study on ongoing issues in health care.

As a Black female physician who teaches medical and health profession students and residents, I specialize in the areas of health disparities in racial/ethnic minorities often fueled by a lack of cultural competency and humility in health care providers.