Are They…You Know… An Introduction to Addressing Implicit Bias Against LGBTQ+ Populations

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Date: January 12, 2023
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Category: Other

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The Wayne State University School of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs & Professional Development welcomes all members of our community to join us for a special interactive discussion: 

"Are They...You Know..." An Introduction to Addressing Implicit Bias Against LGBTQ+ Populations

**This session meets the state mandate for implicit bias training and includes one hour of training.**

At the conclusion of "Are They...You Know..." An Introduction to Addressing Implicit Bias Against LGBTQ+ Populations, participants will be able to: 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how implicit and unconscious bias is created, and how to proactively address bias as well as combat bias when it shows up.
  • Describe the specific power dynamics between healthcare providers, staff, and patients, and how these power dynamics excecabe bias.
  • Identify specific implicit biases that may exist about LGBTQ+ people and understand how these biases can impact medical and behavioral health outcomes for this population.
  • Name ways to prevent bias from impacting clinical care and describe ways to combat bias in clinical encounters.


Basim Dubaybo, M.D.
Vice Dean of Faculty Affairs

Guest Speakers:

Forrest Hosea (they/them/their) is a qualitative research analyst at the Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy (CHOP) and Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network (OPEN). They earned their MPH at George Washington University in January 2022. Their early work was strongly influenced by community engaged research (CEnR) and community-based participatory research (CBPR) within the cancer realm. They worked primarily with and for LGBTQ+ and other underserved populations in "Cancer Action Councils (CACs)" - a group of local cancer survivors, caregivers, and advocates who are taught the basics of research to give them the tools to partner with researchers. At Michigan Medicine, Forrest is looking forward to using and improving their skills in qualitative research methods, along with bringing the community's voice to the work they do. Some of their current work involves assessing barriers to gender affirmation surgery and hormone replacement therapy, quality improvement for surgical pay for performance programs, and how patients are connected to resources if at risk for or identified as living with a substance use disorder.

Knoll Larkin, M.P.H. (pronouns: he/him/his) Knoll is the Networking2Save Project Manager at the National LGBT Cancer Network. For the past 18 years, Knoll has worked as a project director, manager, and research associate on research studies and community-based initiatives focused on cancer health disparities, cancer survivorship, cancer prevention and screening, and trans and queer health. Knoll is passionate about community and stakeholder engagement to reduce the cancer health burden in LGBTQ+ communities. Knoll also teaches LGBT health as a part-time faculty member at Wayne State University School of Public Health in Detroit. Knoll obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Oakland University and a Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan. Knoll is transgender, queer, and a seahorse dad to three young children.

Target Audience: Wayne State University School of Medicine faculty, staff, medical students, fellow and residents

The Wayne State University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Wayne State University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest: This program is not related to specific diseases or conditions but rather deal exclusively with medical education. Therefore there are no potential conflicts of interest with ineligible companies as defined by ACCME and there is no need to identify, disclose or mitigate commercial conflicts of interest.

January 2023