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Leadership at the Intersection of Gender and Race in Healthcare and Science
Case Studies and Tools

ISBN 9781003092551
Published June 20, 2022 by Routledge
292 Pages 46 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book takes a case study approach to explore leadership narratives of women in healthcare and science, paying attention to the intersection of gender, identity, and race in each story. Putting forward a new vision and pathway inclusive of the lived experiences and contributions of women worldwide, this text proposes a strength-based approach to meeting leadership challenges. Key themes discussed include leadership redefined by those not identifying as leaders, the influence of the intersectionality of race and gender on leadership, and the implications for how we teach about leadership in healthcare and science. Grounded in theory that is translated into practice and evidenced by the leadership case studies described, the book draws out useful tools and organizational learnings to support transformation of the landscape of clinical care, education, research and policies healthcare and science. This book is an invaluable reference for leaders at all levels across healthcare and science. It is also of interest to students and academics from gender studies, leadership studies, organization and governance, anthropology, sociology, higher education, public health, social work, nursing and medicine.

Table of Contents

Part I: Theories and Foundations of Leadership

Chapter 1- Prologue: Challenges and Rewards of Leadership


Chapter 2- Theoretical Foundations to Consider

Germain, Caruso Brown

Part II: Leadership Redefined

Chapter 3- "Am I Not A Leader?"


Chapter 4- Being the First Only Different: Generational Perspectives in Driving Institutional Change in Academia

Jones, Ikpeze, Arena, Oyeku

Chapter 5- Interprofessional Leadership Amid Twin Pandemics

Cheng, Genies

Chapter 6- Spirituality, Identity, and Leadership

Virginia Young

Part III: Intersectionality in Leadership

Chapter 7- Implicit and Overt Race/Gender Bias: Diversity of Leadership in Health Care and Health Sciences

Maldonado, Fassiotto, Jerome

Chapter 8- Reproductive Justice: Policy and Politics "When the Personal Is Political and the Political Is Personal"


Chapter 9: Serving for Five Years: What I Learned About Reproductive Justice in Mozambique, at the Center of the World


Chapter 10: Gender Identity and Leadership


Part IV: Leadership Applied: Implications for Curricular Change in Medicine and Science

Chapter 11- Women’s Health Equity in Academia as recounted

Vivian Winona Pinn, MD, as documented by Danielle Laraque-Arena, MD, FAAP

Pinn and Laraque-Arena

Chapter 12- Leading in the Military and Healthcare


Chapter 13- Genomics and Medicine


Chapter 14- National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Funding Discretion

Glazer, Layne, Howell

Chapter 15 Community Pediatrics

Gundacker, Magallanes, Willis

Part V: Tools for Transformative Leadership and Organizational Learnings to Increase Diversity, Inclusion and Equity

Chapter 16 Tool 1: Data to Drive Change and Address Implicit Bias at the Organizational Level

Butts, Harrell

Chapter 17 Tool 2: Organizational Change: Helping from Inside

Laraque-Arena, Etzel

Chapter 18 Tool 3: Debunking Myths and Leadership


Chapter 19 Tool 4: Beyond Title IX: Pursuing Full Participation through Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA)

Poole, Germain

Chapter 20 Tool 5- Dealing with Adversity and Emerging Strong

Kemper in collaboration with Laraque-Arena

Part VI: Epilogue

Chapter 21- Epilogue: Thoughts on the Journey and Keeping the Conversation Alive Laraque-Arena


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Danielle Laraque-Arena is a Senior Scholar in Residence at the New York (NY) Academy of Medicine, Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, NY, Former Debra & Leon Black Professor of Pediatrics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Former Vice President Maimonides Children’s Hospital of Brooklyn, NY and Chair Department of Pediatrics, Maimonides Medical Center, 7th President, SUNY Upstate Medical University now Emerita, Syracuse, NY, USA. Past President, Academic Pediatric Association.

Lauren Germain is Director of Evaluation, Assessment and Research and Assistant Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Co-Director of Harvard Macy Institute’s course, A Systems Approach to Assessment in Health Professions Education.

Virginia Young is a Research Services Librarian specializing in Health and Social Sciences at Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY. Prior to that, Presidential and Health Sciences Librarian on the faculty at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY. Graduate of the State University of New York at Albany with a master’s degree in library science.

Rivers Laraque-Ho is a Genre-bending, genderbending writer, editor, and perennial work-in-progress. Concerned with the relationship between art, power, and possibility in the revolutionary imagination. Graduated from Hampshire College with a degree in Creative Writing and Critical Race & Gender Studies.