Diversity Reboot Summit

The Case for Equity in Healthcare

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The Case for Equity in Healthcare

“Healthcare cannot change a pervasive problem in an interconnected system with an isolated intervention.” Those are the words of Equity Quotient co-founder Dr. Esther Choo, who will be joined by her co-founder, Dr. Jane Van Dis, to discuss how they work with standout healthcare organizations, employer groups, and academic centers to create a culture of equity, safety, and respect. This conversation will be moderated by journalist and host of the "Track The Vax" podcast Serena Marshall.

Meet The Speakers

Esther Choo M.D.,M.P.H.
Esther Choo M.D.,M.P.H.
Co-Founder, Equity Quotient

Esther K. Choo, M.D.,M.P.H., is an emergency physician in Portland, Oregon and an associate professor at Oregon Health & Science University. She cofounded Equity Quotient, a company that conducts assessments of healthcare company culture, and was a founding member of TIME'S UP Healthcare, which advocates for workplace safety and dignity for women. She is a past president of the Academy of Women in Academic Emergency Medicine, and a popular health communicator who writes for NBC Think and Self magazine, has a regular column for The Lancet focused on health disparities and appears as a medical expert on CNN and MSNBC. Choo is the host of the Doctor's Log podcast.

Jane Van Dis M.D.
Jane Van Dis M.D.
CEO, Equity Quotient

Jane van Dis, MD is an Obstetrician-Gynecologist, Co-Founder and CEO of Equity Quotient. She is Medical Director for Ob Hospitalist Group, and Medical Director for MavenClinic. She received her medical degree from the University of South Dakota and trained in Obstetrics & Gynecology at UCLA. A national expert and speaker on gender equity in the physician workplace, she has published on the topic in the NEJM, Slate and Harvard Business Review. She has written for or been quoted in the NYT, TIME, US News, Allure, Bustle, Becker’s, Reader’s Digest, Popular Science and multiple medical publications. She is a single mom to twins, Brooklyn and Miles.

Serena Marshall
Serena Marshall
Journalist & Podcast Host

Serena Marshall is an award-winning journalist based in D.C. with a background in health reporting. As the creator and host of Track the Vax, a weekly podcast by Everyday Health and MedPage Today, she examines everything from trials to distribution of the global Covid-19 vaccine charge. Conducting long-form interviews with the leaders in the biopharmaceutical and medical fields, distributors, and even those in line to get the shot. Pressing leading researchers, pharmaceutical companies and government agency heads on the big issues. Previously, she covered the White House and Capitol Hill for ABC News as a correspondent; travelled globally reporting on U.S. immigration; and helped lead the team that broke the restoration of diplomatic ties between the U.S. and Cuba, which won the Merriam-Smith award for outstanding coverage. Serena holds a master's degree in Health Communication from the University of Florida and a bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism - News Reporting, also from Florida. Her career in journalism began working the medical beat for ABC News in New York before moving to D.C. and working as a general assignment digital journalist, reporting and producing for all ABC News shows and platforms including Good Morning America and World News with David Muir.