Identity and the Health Care Experience

Every day, our experiences are shaped by our race, gender and even our age. But how does our identity shape the health care we receive? Join us for a riveting conversation with some of the most insightful voices today.

12:00pm - 4:00pm


This Policy Consortium will explore the ways in which how we identify ourselves– and how others identify us– influence our health care experiences, both positively and negatively. We will discuss the impact of racial, gender and cultural identities on access to health care, treatment and health equity.

The full agenda can be found here.

Check out Season 6 of our podcast, Advocates in Action, in which we explore these themes with advocates, patients and providers.

Keynote Speaker: Isabel Wilkerson

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Caste and The Warmth of Other Suns. A gifted storyteller, she explores how identity influences people’s lives, behavior and ultimately our nation’s fate.




Featured Speakers

Rebekah Angove


Rebekah S.M. Angove, PhD, Vice President of Evaluation and Patient Experience, Patient Advocate Foundation




Equality Federation


Kellan Baker, PhD, MPH, MA, Executive Director, Whitman-Walker Institute




Vence L. Bonham Jr., J.D.


Vence Bonham, Jr, JD, Acting Deputy Director, National Human Genome Research Institute



Nicole Caston, MPH, Clinical Data Analyst, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Division of Hematology






Gwen Darien, Executive Vice President for Patient Advocacy and Engagement, National Patient Advocate Foundation



Grob, Rachel – Center for Patient Partnerships – UW–Madison


Rachel Grob, PhD, MA, Clinical Professor & Director of National Initiatives, Center for Patient Partnerships, University of Wisconsin-Madison





Adrienne Moore, Board member, ECANA, Endomentrial Cancer Action Network for African Americans



Harlan Pruden (@HarlanPruden) / Twitter


Harlan Pruden, Co-Founder, Two-Spirit Dry Lab





Brendaly Rodriguez, MA, CPH, Senior Engagement Officer, PCORI-Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute






Reggie Tucker-Seeley, ScD, Vice President of Health Equity, Zero- The End of Prostate Cancer



Sherrie Flynt Wallington headshot


Sherrie Flynt Wallington, PhD, Associate Professor, Health Disparities and Oncology, The George Washington School of Nursing, Milken Institute School of Public Health, GW Cancer Center






Christine Wilson, MA, MS, Vice President of Advocacy Communications and Marketing, National Patient Advocate Foundation