Full course description
Dr. Rumay Alexander addresses health equity from the lenses of culture and politics, sharing personal stories illustrating the subtleties of inequity and implicit bias. Strategies are recommended for recognizing implicit bias and behaviors that can minimize dehumanizing vulnerable and marginalized people. Dr. Alexander provides a stimulating discussion of health equity that encourages participants to reflect upon their own biases and behaviors.
G. Rumay Alexander, EdD, RN, FAAN, is a Professor at the School of Nursing. Rumay joined the School of Nursing in 2003 and has held a variety of leadership positions, both within and outside of the school. In addition to serving on the faculty, she was director of the School of Nursing’s Office of Inclusive Excellence, Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion for UNC-Chapel Hill, and provided leadership and resources for the Gillings School of Global Public Health and the Adams School of Dentistry. She also taught a multi-session training program at Faculty Council meetings and continues to lead the Faculty Governance Committee on Community and Diversity.
Her nursing career spans over 21 years in the areas of public policy, advocacy, teaching, and health careers development with an emphasis on cultural diversity issues. At a national level, she has served on the AHA’s Workforce Commission, the board of The American Organization of Nurse Executives, The National Quality Forum Nursing Care Performance Measures’ Steering Committee, Chairperson of the AONE Diversity Council, and a member of the AHA’s Leadership Circle of Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care. She frequently speaks to groups across the country on the issues of the healthcare workforce, diversity, and strategic planning.