Ethics Grand Rounds Oct. 21, 2022 | 12:15 - 1:30 PM CST Zoom | Free | Open to the Public

The Case for Health Care Reparations

Zoom | Free | Open to the public

In this talk, Dr. Russell draws on Olefumi Taiwo’s constructive view of reparations to argue that US healthcare systems must be rebuilt in the name of racial justice. Dr. Russell will discuss the accumulations of advantage and disadvantage that characterize current US healthcare systems and their relationship to past harms and the US racial hierarchy. Dr. Russell will also consider the relationship of healthcare-based reparations to contemporary calls for racial justice like the “Black Lives Matter” movement.  

This is an event of the Office of Academic Clinical Affairs (OACA) hosted by the Center for Bioethics.

Want to learn more about Dr. Russell's work on this topic? Read her publication "Meeting the Moment: Bioethics in the Time of Black Lives Matter".


Headshot of Dr. Camisha Russell, PhD

Camisha Russell, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Oregon and a Co-Editor of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy. She specializes in Bioethics, Critical Philosophy of Race, and Feminist Philosophy. Her first book, The Assisted Reproduction of Race (Indiana University Press, 2018) considers the role of the race idea in practices surrounding assisted reproductive technologies and argues for the benefits of thinking of race itself as a technology. Other recent publications include “Meeting the Moment: Bioethics in the Time of Black Lives Matter” in the American Journal of Bioethics (2022), “Which Lives Matter in Reproductive Biomedicine?” in Reproductive Biomedicine & Society Online (2021), and “Eugenics" in The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Race (2018). She is also the 2020-2021 recipient of the Baruch A Brody Award & Lecture in Bioethics.