African American women experience a significantly higher mortality rate than any other ethnicity. The reasons are complex and Virginia Brown, MA, PhD, an Assistant Professor at Dell Medical School in the Department of Population Health has dedicated her career to helping communities understand why and how this is the case. Our discussion is about more than just breast cancer, it’s about figuring out how to make substantial changes in the system to truly find health equity.
“While genetics loads the gun, environment pulls the trigger.”– Dr. Virginia Brown talking about how being a woman of color is only half the battle
Hosted by Suzanne Stone
A proven leader in building long term community partnership opportunities, Suzanne Stone brings innovative ideas to support Komen Greater CETX’s mission in fighting breast cancer. Stone has gained experience in outreach and education, volunteer programs, donor development and fundraising over her professional career. Stone earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Radio, Television and Film from Texas Christian university and is certified in non-profit management. During her free time, she enjoys going to the beach to catch waves on her surfboard, paddle boarding and watching baseball games.
About the More Than Pink Podcast
The More Than Pink Podcast is designed to give listeners an insight on what is happening in the field of breast cancer research, treatment, screening and survivorship. Through each episode, experts in various fields share their knowledge directly with you through guided conversations on a variety of topics. If you have any questions, or comments, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Links to Topics Covered in this Episode
- Risk factors for breast cancer
- Breast Cancer Disparities to Achieve Health Equity for All
- Breast Cancer Disparities (Komen Perspectives Article)
- Breast Cancer Inequities (Research Fast Facts)
- Achieving Health Equity of African-American Women
Special thanks to Hologic and iHeartMedia for making this episode possible.