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Troubling podcast puts JAMA, the ‘voice of medicine,’ under fire for its mishandling of race

Weeks after it was scrubbed from the Journal of the American Medical Association’s website, a disastrous podcast — whose host, a white editor and physician, questioned whether racism even exists in medicine — is surfacing complaints that JAMA and other elite medical journals have routinely excluded, minimized, and mishandled issues of race. Rachel Hardeman, PhD, MPH co-authors a systematic review of public health journals for their acknowledgement of structural racism.