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32. Sexual Harassment and Bias in Medicine: Will Metrics Help?

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09/29/2018Michel AccadAnish Koka

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, a sweeping report was recently published by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine detailing 30 years of research on the sexual harassment of women in academia. In addition, reports of discrimination and evidence of a pervasive “pay gap” between men and women are also coming to the surface.

Our guest is Jane van Dis, MD, an obstetrician-gynecologist who recently co-authored a perspective in the New England Journal of Medicine on the occasion of the NASEM report. Dr. van Dis sheds light on the report and highlights what future steps must be taken. She is the co-founder of Equity Quotient, a data-analytics firm that provides workplace assessments of gender culture to help organizations create equitable work environments.

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