Scarcity of Medical Resources: Racial and Disability Equity

Disparities in health care for people who have disabilities and for people of color was and is a common experience in our society. The Covid-19 pandemic and social unrest of 2020 sharpened our awareness of these disparities, particularly at the intersection of race and disability.  We bring together today a diverse panel to discuss policy and practice issues impacting scarcity of medical resources.

Presenters include:

Kara Ayers, PhD  (she/her/hers)
Associate Director & Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati – UCEDD
Director, Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities

David Ellsworth, MPH, CHES  (he/him)
Health Services Policy Specialist
The Ohio State University Nisonger Center
Ohio Disability and Health Program

Ryan Nash, MD, MA
Hagop S. Mekhijan Endowed Chair in Medical Ethics and Professionalism
Director, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

D’Arcee Charington Neal, MA (he/they)
Professional Storyteller, Student
The Ohio State University

Kerstin Sjoberg, JD  (she/her)
Executive Director, Disability Rights Ohio

Moderated by:
Susan M. Havercamp, PhD, FAAIDD (she/her)
Program Director, Nisonger Center Health Promotion & Healthcare Parity; Behavior Support Services
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
The Ohio State University