By: Christina Torrealba (she/her), Graduate Student in Community Health and Epidemiology
On the first Friday of every month, we will be giving a shout-out to a health-related blog, podcast or vlog that we think you should check-out! This month we wanted to give a shout-out to Black Blog, which “focus[ses] on Black Studies, Black Med Education, Black Health, Black life, Black research, and Black issues”. Black Blog is written by Dr. OmiSoore Dryden, the fourth James R. Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies at Dalhousie University. Here is an excerpt from the first Black Blog installment:
“Black Studies is a vast discipline which exists beyond humanities and social sciences. The JRJ Chair in the Faculty of Medicine is a reminder of this: Black studies is a necessary intervention into the field of medical education and public health in Canada and discussions of Black health equity. Medicine, medical practice, and health do not live outside of culture. The development of medical education, procedures and practices happened (and happens) within the social/cultural. Black studies in medical education and public health interrogates the parameters of what makes someone healthy and the system of health care in which we exist. The myth of racism-free field is deadly.”
-Dr. OmiSoore Dryden
Read Dr. Dryden’s most recent blogpost here: Black Lives Matter And Racism In Health Care.