Racism, Research and Barriers to Better Health Outcomes for Women

Once again this summer, I had the privilege of moderating sessions during the Spotlight Health Aspen Institute Ideas Festival. There were some surprises in a session titled “Breakthroughs and Challenges in Women’s Health” with importance for all women, and I want to share some of that information with you.

From Left: Linda Villarosa, Dr. Deborah Rhodes, Dr. Paula Johnson and Pat Mitchell.

With two esteemed physicians—Dr. Deborah Rhodes of the Mayo Clinic and Dr. Paula Johnson, who was chief of women’s health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard University and is now the president of Wellesley College—and science journalist Linda Villarosa, we began our conversation with the important reminder that improving health care depends in large part on research.

Despite legislation passed over 20 years ago, women, and especially women of color, are still being left out of clinical trials. The health outcomes for women, and especially women of color, reflect this disparity.

Dr. Paula Johnson talked about the disparity between the resources for research on men’s diseases and those specific to women in her 2014 TEDWomen talk—and if you haven’t seen it, I highly encourage you to watch it.

Dr. Johnson explained that every cell in the human body has a sex, which means that men and women are different right down to the cellular level! As a result, there are often significant differences in the ways in which men and women respond to disease or treatment. It’s very important in research trials to differentiate between female and male subjects so we can tease out the differences.

Although we have made progress since the 1990s with more women included in late-phase trials, we’re still not there in phases one and two. This is important, she says, because how do we get to phase three? Phases one and three. In these early stages of research, female cells and female animals still aren’t being used. Why? She says one commonly cited reason is that female animals have an estrous cycle. Well, guess what, she says, so do we. What are we missing by not including female cells earlier in the research process?

One of the barriers to progress that perhaps we don’t think about as much is the problem with well-entrenched power paradigms, profit motives and institutional priorities. What happens when a doctor sees a need and solves it but the status quo is preferred over progress?

Dr. Deborah Rhodes sharing her research with the audience.

Dr. Deborah Rhodes—whose TED talk from TEDWomen 2010 is a must—spoke about the challenges to her attempts to introduce a new diagnostic protocol for women with dense breasts. Dr. Rhodes (who in spirit of full disclosure is my personal physician at the Mayo Clinic) has observed in her practice that about 50 percent of women were potentially missing a cancer diagnosis because traditional mammograms fail in detecting breast cancer in women with dense breasts. Mammograms depend on visually seeing cancer cells and in dense breasts this is more difficult because of the surrounding dense tissue.

As Dr. Rhodes says, in looking at entrenched paradigms in medicine, there is perhaps nothing more entrenched than the mammogram. She worked with physicists to come up with a new way to look for tumors using a tracer that has been safely used in cardiovascular medicine for decades that distinguishes tumor cells regardless of density. Her technique is FDA approved but you’ve probably never heard of it. It speaks to, as she says, “the extraordinary difficulties of upsetting something that is so precious to us as a mammogram.”

Earlier detection using her new test in women with dense breasts whose cancer may be hidden in a mammogram could spare women from toxic treatment—less advanced cancer means less chemotherapy—and, in more advanced cases, saving lives. Despite that, her research has been very, very difficult to fund. She says it’s a daily uphill battle to overturn the status quo. Doctors have invested years and years in learning how to read these difficult mammograms, and billions of dollars are invested in the current technology, resulting in a resistance to new technology and new ways of testing.

One of the more shocking statistics that Dr. Rhodes highlighted in her presentation was the disparity in outcomes for white women and women of color with breast cancer. White women are more likely to get breast cancer than black women, but black women are more likely to die of breast cancer. She says that is true particularly for black women under the age of 50 who are diagnosed with breast cancer. They are 77 percent more likely to die than white women. She points out that despite abundant data that informs us of these disparities, solutions are not being pursued.

Linda Villarosa explaining her process at Spotlight Health.

The same tragic disparity between what we need to know for better health outcomes and what is fully understood as life and death factors was the subject of Linda Villarosa’s recent cover story in the New York Times Magazine: “Why America’s Black Mothers and Babies Are in a Life-Or-Death Crisis.” In her incredible article, she noted that black women were three-to-four times as likely to die in childbirth than white women and black babies die at a rate that is twice that of white babies

Linda was one of the first journalists to put the maternal and infant mortality rates together and to investigate why black women and babies are so at risk, explaining, “a common theme here is that the data exists, but it has been ignored or beaten back.”

And further, she connected a condition identified earlier by Dr. Arline Geronimus called “weathering” that is a significant factor in the health outcomes for women of color. “The effect of racism—living with the near daily episodes of micro-aggressions and discriminations,” she observed, “have an adverse impact on health that needs to be better understood and incorporated into diagnosis and treatment for women of color.”

Shocking, yes, and deeply disturbing—but the good news is that the more we know about our own health and what impacts it adversely, the more proactive we can be as health consumers. As one of the panelists noted to this highly engaged audience at Aspen Institute: “Nothing less than our lives depends on being informed and demanding that our health care institutions and physicians are, too.”

Originally published on Pat Mitchell’s blog. Republished with author permission.

Pat Mitchell is known for her leadership in the media industry as a CEO, producer and curator. She partners with the TED organization to co-curate and host an annual global TEDWomen conference and is the chair of theWomen’s Media Center and Sundance Institute boards, a founding board member of V-Day, a member of the board of the Acumen Fund and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. The first woman president and CEO of PBS, she most recently served as president and CEO of the Paley Center for Media; she is now a senior adviser to the organization. She is also the former president of CNN Productions, where she executive produced hundreds of hours of documentaries and specials, which received 35 Emmy Awards and five Peabody Awards. She was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame in 2009.

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Who stands to benefit most from medical advances? What are the best opportunities for researching racial/ethnic disparities in care? How can health systems stop doing low-value care?

These are just a few of the topics addressed at the 35th annual AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting June 24-26 in Seattle.

Known as the nation’s top meeting for convening health services and policy researchers, ARM facilitates transfer of knowledge about the way the nation’s health system works, what it costs and how to improve it.

More than 2,500 people attended the event, which included over 150 sessions led by 600 presenters — many from Kaiser Permanente research institutes.

This year’s meeting was chaired by Eric B. Larson, MD, MPH, vice president for research and health care innovation at Kaiser Permanente Washington and executive director of the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute.

“ARM provides an unmatched opportunity for scientists, policymakers, health system leaders and others to discover cutting-edge research, exchange ideas and strengthen professional relationships,” said Dr. Larson.

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Like Kaiser Permanente, AcademyHealth is committed to disseminating information and resources about research findings to the public, so ARM is a great venue for showcasing Kaiser Permanente’s research.

Explains Dr. Larson: “Our scientists work within a system that provides both care and coverage, which means we have a 360-degree view of people’s everyday health experience over time. Each year we bring a strong learning health care system perspective to this event.”

Alyce Adams, PhD, associate director of the Health Care Delivery and Policy section of the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research also noted that, “Kaiser Permanente researchers were well-represented at this year’s annual research meeting. AcademyHealth brings together interdisciplinary and intergenerational researchers committed to improving patient health through evidence generation and dissemination.”

Lucy Savitz, PhD, MBA

Lucy Savitz, PhD, MBA

Lucy Savitz, PhD, MBA, director of Kaiser Permanente Northwest’s Center for Health Research, co-led an interactive pre-conference workshop titled, “Generating and Understanding Evidence Needed for Complex Interventions and Real World Applications.” Included was a case study from Kaiser Permanente Washington’s Learning Health System Program presented by Paula Lozano, MD, MPH, and Amy Lee, MPH.

Examples of other topics presented by Kaiser Permanente researchers:

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  • “Use of Novel Patient-Facing, Self-Directed Health Information Technology to Improve Patient Engagement in Preventive Care: Focus on Colorectal Cancer Screening” with Erin Hahn, Ph.D. from the Kaiser Permanente Department of Research & Evaluation
  • “Patient-Provider Video Visit Telemedicine Integrated with Clinical Care,” with research scientist Mary E. Reed, DrPH, of the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
  • The Vital Few: Clustering High-Cost Patients Based on Longitudinal Trajectories of Health Care Spending using a Latent Growth Curve Analysis,” by Anna Davis, Ph.D., of the Kaiser Permanente Center for Effectiveness & Safety Research
  • A Randomized Controlled Trial of Financial Incentives and Messaging to Increase Healthy Food Purchases,” with Anjali Gopalan, MD, MS, of the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
  • “Building a Successful HSR Career Outside the ‘Ivory Tower,’” with Julie Schmittdiel, PhD, of the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
  • Challenges and opportunities in implementing suicide prevention efforts in settings that care for military personnel, with Gregory Simon, MD, MPH, senior investigator at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute
  • The process researchers at KPWHRI’s MacColl Center are using to create a reliable, searchable database for implementation science measures and their metadata, with Cara C. Lewis, PhD, associate investigator at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute.

More than 30 Kaiser Permanente researchers also presented posters at ARM 2018.

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OAKLAND, Calif. — Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest integrated health system, is investing $ 2 million in research to prevent gun injuries and death.

This initial research funding demonstrates Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to the health of the communities it serves by addressing preventable gun-related injuries and death, whether by suicide, homicide or accident. As part of this effort, Kaiser Permanente has launched the Kaiser Permanente Task Force on Firearm Injury Prevention.

“Going forward, we will study interventions to prevent gun injuries the same way we study cancer, heart disease and other leading causes of preventable death in America,” says Bechara Choucair, MD, Kaiser Permanente’s chief community health officer and task force co-lead. “The best-in-class preventive and specialized care Kaiser Permanente provides is accomplished, in part, by using rigorous research, without bias, to determine which strategies are effective.”

With a long history of investigating issues of importance to health systems and the nation, Kaiser Permanente is bringing the same expertise and rich data sources to gun-injury research. This clinician-guided research will identify evidence-based tools to guide clinical and community prevention efforts.

In 2016, firearm-related injuries claimed over 30,000 lives in America. Kaiser Permanente physicians and nurses treated more than 11,000 victims of gunshot wounds in 2016 and 2017.

“Our doctors and nurses, along with our safety net partners in the community, are on the front lines, every day, saving the lives of gunshot victims,” says David Grossman, MD, MPH, a nationally recognized leader in gun injury prevention research, Washington Permanente Medical Group and task force co-lead. “Oftentimes, families and communities are left shattered. Our mission, to improve the health of Kaiser Permanente members and the communities we serve, requires us to take preventive action.”

Kaiser Permanente will collaborate with key stakeholders to share findings and disseminate best practices through various channels such as webinars, white papers and peer reviewed publications.

“We will share our insights and provide practical, real-world guidance in clinical and community settings,” notes Elizabeth McGlynn, PhD, vice president for Kaiser Permanente Research, who will lead development of the research initiative with Dr. Grossman. “We plan to make our research results publicly available and hope to serve as a model for addressing and effectively disseminating research findings in communities nationwide. We encourage other private-sector and philanthropic organizations to join us in funding this much needed public health research.”

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Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 12 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.

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PASADENA, Calif. — Nearly one-quarter of children and teens who had their blood pressure screened at a primary care appointment showed a reading in the hypertensive range, but less than half of those readings could be confirmed after the blood pressure was repeated, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study released today in The Journal of Clinical Hypertension. The research shows the importance of taking a second blood pressure reading for those ages 3 to 17 years when the first reading is elevated.

“Pediatricians don’t diagnose hypertension in children very often, but if it is there, we want to find it,” said Robert James Riewerts, MD, regional chief of Pediatrics for the Southern California Permanente Medical Group. “This study is important because it demonstrates the best path to accurately diagnose hypertension in a child or teen. Taking a second blood pressure reading is something all clinicians must consider when the initial reading is elevated.”

Blood pressure in youth varies considerably and can be affected by factors such as a child’s anxiety. Also, determining high blood pressure in children or teens is more difficult to do than in adults because what is considered high varies based on age, gender and height.

Since this study was conducted, Kaiser Permanente in Southern California has put alerts on its electronic health records to alert clinicians when a second blood pressure reading is recommended. Also, decision-support tools were added to help clinicians determine when further evaluation is recommended.

Researchers found that for patients ages 3 to 17 years:

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Corinna Koebnick, PhD, MSc

Corinna Koebnick, PhD, MSc

“Because an elevated first blood pressure in youth is common, correct identification of truly elevated blood pressure may be a first step to improve the recognition of hypertension in pediatric care,” said Corinna Koebnick, PhD, MSc, of the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Department of Research & Evaluation. “If hypertension is missed, children and teens may not receive the counseling they need for lifestyle changes or medication.”

This study is based on the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Children’s Health Study, which includes all children and adolescents ages 2 to 19 years in Southern California who are Kaiser Permanente members. The cohort follow-up was conducted through passive surveillance of clinical care information using the electronic health record system.

The final cohort of 755,795 youths was followed during a four-year study period, January 2012 through December 2015.

Dr. Koebnick suggested that instead of calculating the average of blood pressure readings, using the lower blood pressure reading may be more efficient for most clinicians.

This study adds to previous Kaiser Permanente research aimed at improving hypertension care, including a study that found children who have a first elevated blood pressure at the doctor’s office are not likely to receive the recommended follow-up blood pressure readings. Another study found that expanding blood pressure screenings to non-primary care settings can help identify more adult patients with high blood pressure.

Other authors on the paper include Yasmina D. Mohan, MPH, and Xia Li, MSc, with the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Department of Research & Evaluation in Pasadena, California; Amy H. Porter, MD, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles; Matthew F. Daley, MD, Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Research, Denver; Gang Luo, PhD, Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education, University of Washington, Seattle; and Beatriz D. Kuizon, MD, Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education, University of Washington, Seattle.

The study was supported by funds from the Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit Fund and internal operational funding from Kaiser Permanente Southern California.

About the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Department of Research & Evaluation

The Department of Research & Evaluation conducts high-quality, innovative research into disease etiology, prevention, treatment and care delivery. Investigators conduct epidemiologic research, health services research, biostatistics research and behavioral research as well as clinical trials. Major areas of study include chronic disease, infectious disease, cancer, drug safety and effectiveness and maternal and child health. Headquartered in Pasadena, California, the department focuses on translating research to practice quickly to benefit the health and lives of Kaiser Permanente Southern California members and the general public. Visit kp.org/research.

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Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 11.7 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.

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North Carolina Central University has been awarded $ 16.3 million to research health disparities, Black Enterprise reports.

The grant comes courtesy of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, a division of the National Institutes of Health. It will go toward a new Research Center in Minority Institutions meant to elevate the university’s health disparities research program.

The grant will support health disparities research across the NCCU campus, one of the seven minority-serving institutions that received the award.

The research will fund the largest annual grant amount received for a non-Title III grant by the university. It is also the largest funding for a single principal investigator on NCCU’s campus.

This major research grant will allow North Carolina Central University to engage in transformative research that examines health disparities and identifies real-world solutions that strengthen health care for minority populations throughout our state,” University of North Carolina President Margaret Spellings. “Moreover, the establishment of the new Research Center in Minority Institutions supports our shared goal of enhancing research opportunities, which will ultimately improve the quality of life of our citizens and generate economic growth.”

 

The NCCU Research Center in Minority Institutions seeks to develop and strengthen NCCU’s research infrastructure in order to conduct “cutting-edge health disparities research and to foster the next generation of minority biomedical researchers,” according to Black Enterprise.

“The significant research funding provided by the National Institutes of Health elevates North Carolina Central University’s noteworthy work investigating solutions to some of the nation’s toughest health disparities that persist as challenges to communities of color,” Johnson O. Akinleye, Ph.D., chancellor of NCCU, said. “Through this grant, I am thrilled that Dr. Kumar and his team are already fulfilling three of the six strategic priorities represented in ‘The Eagle Promise‘ initiative, which focus on expanding research, facilitating innovative strategic partnerships with the Research Triangle Park, and building new infrastructure for the university.”

 

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North Carolina Central University has been awarded $ 16.3 million by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, part of the National Institutes of Health, for a new Research Center in Minority Institutions. The new center will focus on elevating the university’s health disparities research program.

 

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Deepak Kumar, Ph.D., director of the Julius L. Chambers Biomedical/Biotechnology Research Institute, is the principal investigator for the grant, which will support health disparities research activities across campus at NCCU.

NCCU is one of the seven minority-serving institutions that were recipients of this award. The research funding is the largest annual grant amount received for a non-Title III grant by NCCU, and the largest funding for a single principal investigator on the campus.

The new RCMI Center for Health Disparities Research will conduct three innovative basic biomedical and behavioral research projects, along with health disparities research pilot projects, involving robust mentoring, development of core facilities, and leveraging of resources and partnerships with community-based organizations and neighboring institutions in the Research Triangle area. The center will also promote a collaborative research environment conducive to career enhancement for postdoctoral trainees and NCCU faculty at all levels.

“This major research grant will allow North Carolina Central University to engage in transformative research that examines health disparities and identifies real-world solutions that strengthen health care for minority populations throughout our state,” said University of North Carolina President Margaret Spellings. “Moreover, the establishment of the new Research Center in Minority Institutions supports our shared goal of enhancing research opportunities, which will ultimately improve the quality of life of our citizens and generate economic growth.”

Johnson O. Akinleye, Ph.D., chancellor of NCCU, said, “The significant research funding provided by the National Institutes of Health elevates North Carolina Central University’s noteworthy work investigating solutions to some of the nation’s toughest health disparities that persist as challenges to communities of color. Through this grant, I am thrilled that Dr. Kumar and his team are already fulfilling three of the six strategic priorities represented in ‘The Eagle Promise‘ initiative, which focus on expanding research, facilitating innovative strategic partnerships with the Research Triangle Park, and building new infrastructure for the university.”

The mission of NCCU’s Research Center in Minority Institutions is to develop and strengthen the research infrastructure at NCCU for conducting cutting-edge health disparities research and to foster the next generation of minority biomedical researchers.

It has three main objectives: 1) enhance the research capacity at NCCU within the areas of basic, behavioral, and translational biomedical research; 2) diversify the biomedical research workforce and to prepare researchers who are successful extramurally funded health disparities investigators and 3) promote a collaborative environment for interdisciplinary research and establish sustainable relationships with neighboring research and community-based organizations to advance cutting-edge health disparities research at NCCU.

The core of the research center will focus on African American men, stress, kidney and cardiometabolic disease; breast cancer disparities and metabolic stress; diet-induced obesity and metabolic syndrome; community engagement and pilot projects, and mentoring.

“NCCU demonstrated its commitment to biomedical research by creating two biotechnology research institutes, BBRI and BRITE,” stated Kumar. “We are grateful to NIH/NIMHD for providing NCCU with this unprecedented opportunity to further enhance biomedical research by developing infrastructure, preparing the next generation of minority researchers and bringing faculty together in cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research projects to advance our mission of addressing health disparities.

“The grant will foster collaborations and leverage resources from research and community-based organizations from the Research Triangle area and in North Carolina. This is a team effort across campus that will impact five NCCU colleges and schools, along with BBRI and BRITE. I am excited about Chancellor Akinleye’s ‘The Eagle Promise’ initiative and am grateful for his support and vision.”

In a press release announcing the award, NIMHD Director, Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable said: “Institutions with historical commitment to diversity are essential to supporting scientific research and providing healthcare to underserved communities. These institutions are uniquely positioned to engage minority populations in research, and in the translation of research advances into culturally competent, measurable and sustained improvements in health outcomes.”

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Tom DeLonge Announces Stars Academy for ‘Outer Edges of Science’ Research

Former Blink-182 member Tom DeLonge has launched To the Stars Academy of Arts & Science. The organization comprises scientists, aerospace engineers and other creatives who will collaborate and enable researchers to explore the "outer edges of science" and technologies.

“The public interest in the outer

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Why Medical Marijuana Research Is Gaining Support From the GOP

Some Utah residents are working overtime to get medical marijuana on the state’s ballot next year. They seem to have just gotten a surprising new Republican ally in their effort – Senator Orrin Hatch.

The state's senior senator – an octogenarian who is third in line for the presidency – publicly broke ranks with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, GOP leaders and many of his Mormon

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2 US scientists awarded Balzan Prize for cancer research

MILAN (AP) — Two U.S. scientists whose work has contributed to creating immunological treatments for cancer are among the winners of this year’s Balzan Prizes, announced Monday, recognizing scholarly and scientific achievements.
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This Ecologist Is Not Afraid of Bears—She Traps Them for Research

A few weeks ago I attended the fourth annual Student Research Colloquium of the NYC Science Research Mentoring Consortium at the American Museum of Natural History. I wrote about the real scientific research teens from across the city had engaged in under the mentorship of accomplished scientists.

I also wrote about meeting Rae Wynn-Grant, Ph.D., a mentor to one of the student teams that participated in the colloquium, and a Conservation Science Research and Teaching Postdoctoral Fellow with the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at AMNH. She studies black bear populations in the western U.S.

(Carnivore Ecologist Rae Wynn-Grant; Image: Peter Houlihan)

 

Wynn-Grant is one of the few African American female ecological conservationists—if not the only one. I spoke with her recently to learn more about her work.

BE: What do you do?

RW-G: I am a carnivore ecologist. I study large carnivores like black bears and African lions.

With my colleagues, I create assignments that will help endangered species and places avoid extinction. So we get to capture and trap big wild animals, but the overall purpose is to understand them better so we can save them from extinction. Black bears are actually not endangered, but we want to minimize human-bear conflicts in areas where they’re expanding.

BE: How did you get interested in the conservation of bears?

RW-G: Growing up I fell in love with nature shows—I could always get away with watching a lot of PBS. I was captivated watching shows that included interactions with really cool animals and became fascinated with the jungle, which my parents thought was amusing and cute. But they didn’t think there was a career opportunity in studying wildlife in the wild.

At Emory University I went on a study abroad program that my scholarship would cover—a program in East Africa which was really just camping the entire summer.

Driving out of the city I saw a giraffe, an ostrich, and other majestic wild animals. And that was it. I remember thinking, this is what I love. That was when I nailed down what I wanted to do forever. More than a decade later I’m more in love with this work than ever.

(Image: Peter Houlihan)

 

BE: What advice do you have for others who’d like to do what you’re doing?

RW-G: I went to a low-performing public high school where there was no expectation that I or my black peers would succeed in science and math classes, and we didn’t. But I’m so glad that my grades didn’t deter me from becoming a scientist. I now have a Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology.

Performance shouldn’t necessarily be what you base your life’s work on. The way you perform in school can be complicated and informed by so many factors, so my advice is, don’t let performance influence your passion. They don’t always go hand in hand.

Going to a good college was transformative for me. I encountered professors who expected me to excel in calculus my freshman year—and I did, with their encouragement and by taking advantage of office hours. I ended up taking several different kinds of calculus and doing well.

(Image: Peter Houlihan)

 

Secondly, there’s a perception that being a scientist means you’re working in a lab wearing a lab coat.

One doesn’t have to be as adventurous as my colleagues and I are, but there are many roles in conservation science, whether it’s education, policy, communications, field work, or a combination. It’s a field that more people need to consider.

BE: What about danger?

RW-G: I am really careful. I have no interest in getting hurt! Snakes and mosquitoes are more dangerous than black bears.

I never handle them unless they’re tranquilized. I set traps and tranquilize them from a safe distance, and I use bear spray, which is like pepper spray but has a longer projectile. I also work with Karelian bear dogs, which were bred to hunt bears in the Far East. We check every trap daily—no traps are left in the field after we leave.

BE: Do you get to see Neil deGrasse Tyson around the museum?

RW-G: Yes! He’s a brilliant, brilliant scientist. The museum is filled with them, but he is certainly iconic. Every so often I go into his office and chat with him about my career. I’m grateful that I’ve been able to carve out a bit of a mentoring relationship with him.

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