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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:

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

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

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

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

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