Author Interview: “Recognizing and Dismantling Raciolinguistic Hierarchies in Latinx Health”


Dr Pilar Ortega joins Ethics Talk to discuss her article, coauthored with Drs Glenn Martínez, Marco A. Alemán, Alejandra Zapién-Hidalgo, and Tiffany M. Shin: “Recognizing and Dismantling Raciolinguistic Hierarchies in Latinx Health.”

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Pilar Ortega, MD is a clinical assistant professor in the Departments of Medical Education and Emergency Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. As an educator and researcher, she focuses on medical Spanish education and assessment, as well as on patient-centered communication in non-English languages. She is also the founder of 2 nonprofit organizations that aim to improve minority health and reduce health disparities: the Medical Organization for Latino Advancement and the National Association of Medical Spanish.

Recorded January 11, 2022


Conflict of Interest Disclosure
Dr Ortega reports receiving royalties from Elsevier.

Viewpoints expressed are those of interview participants and do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the AMA.