Melissa Wright, MBA
Director of Patient Engagement & Outreach, LymeDisease.org
Elizabeth L. Maloney, MD
Education Co-director, Invisible International
This course uses two illustrative cases and CDC surveillance case data to discuss racial/ethnic health inequities and disparities in Lyme disease. It also discusses the role of improved clinician education in reducing known health disparities.
CME Credit Pending
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.
- Describe the key elements that impact racial disparities in Lyme disease
- Identify early Lyme disease in people of color
Evidence-based bibliography for further study
Sudat SEK, Wesson P, Rhoads KF, et al. Racial Disparities in Pulse Oximeter Device Inaccuracy and Estimated Clinical Impact on COVID-19 Treatment Course. Am J Epidemiol. 2023;192(5):703-713. doi:10.1093/aje/kwac164
Fawzy A, Wu TD, Wang K, et al. Racial and Ethnic Discrepancy in Pulse Oximetry and Delayed Identification of Treatment Eligibility Among Patients With COVID-19 [published correction appears in JAMA Intern Med. 2022 Oct 1;182(10):1108]. JAMA Intern Med. 2022;182(7):730-738. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2022.1906
Yagoda N. Addressing Health Disparities Through Voter Engagement. Ann Fam Med. Sep 2019, 17 (5) 459-461; DOI: 10.1370/afm.2441
Nelson CA, Starr JA, Kugeler KJ, Mead PS. Lyme Disease in Hispanics, United States, 2000-2013. Emerg Infect Dis. 2016;22(3):522-525. doi:10.3201/eid2203.151273
Louie P, Wilkes R. Representations of race and skin tone in medical textbook imagery. Soc SciMed. 2018;202:38-42. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.02.023Nolan S. How Medical Education Is Missing the Bull’s-eye. N Engl J Med 2020; 382:2489-2491 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1915891