Health Care Needs a Paradigm Shift. Anti-Racism Will Help.

Watching a global pandemic ravage Black and Latinx communities in the United States has pulled back the curtain on the racial inequities in many of America’s systems, including health care. Elemental senior writer Dana Smith talked to Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH, chief health equity officer for the American Medical Association; Jonathan Metzl, MD, PhD, professor of sociology and psychiatry at Vanderbilt University; and Fernando De Maio, PhD, professor of sociology at DePaul University. They collectively penned a piece for the Journal of the American Medical