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Date: 09/10/2020
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Presented By: Kegley Institute of Ethics and Kaiser Permanente

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This community conversation - part of the Kaiser Permanente Bioethics and Medical Humanities Speaker Series - will address ethical issues raised by the COVID-19 pandemic, including (but not limited to) racial and ethnic disparities in medicine, trust in medical expertise, and burdens on health care providers.  Dr. Nate Olson, Associate Director of the Kegley Institute of Ethics, will moderate the conversation with a panel of experts.  At the conclusion of the moderated conversation, panelists will also answer questions from members of the audience. Zoom information will be available on the Kegley Institute of Ethics website ( and social media prior to the event. 


Keisha Ray, PhD:Dr. Ray is an assistant professor at McGovern Medical School at University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in Houston, Texas. Her research focuses on racial disparities in health and health care and justice in biomedical enhancement.

Nimisha Amin, MD: Dr. Amin is a pediatrician and pediatric nephrologist at Southwest Pediatrics in Bakersfield, CA. She completed her undergraduate and medical degree at UC Irvine, followed by residency and fellowship at Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA. After completion of her training in 2010, she chose to return to the community that she grew up in, in hopes of providing quality pediatric care to those who need it most. 

Christopher Meyers, PhD:Dr. Meyers is the Hospital Ethicist for Kern Medical and Adventist Health Bakersfield.  He has over 30 years of experience as a clinical ethicist and has published extensively on topics in medical ethics.  He is also Director Emeritus of the Kegley Institute of Ethics and Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, at California State University, Bakersfield.


Nate Olson, PhD: Dr. Olson is Associate Director of the Kegley Institute of Ethics and Associate Professor of Philosophy at California State University, Bakersfield.  His research focuses on issues related to personal and professional relationships, especially in medical practice and research.


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