Medical News Today spoke with Dr. Nada Elbuluk, VisualDx director of clinical impact and a dermatologist specializing in skin of color, about education, trust, and the underrepresentation of People of Color in research.
MNT: What are some of the ways in which we can make this difference and improve health disparities?
Dr. Elbuluk: [There] are so many ways that we can improve health equity — we’re trying to do it through medical education at VisualDx, but other people are doing it through other realms: through research, […], through public health measures and educating the public, through educating primary care doctors who interface with many patients before a specialist.
So, there are lots of things we can do, so I thought, “Let’s go bigger than us and […] really create something big and powerful that can make a difference not just nationally, but even globally.”
I like the word “impact” because it’s one simple word, but it carries a heavy meaning. “Impact” is about making a difference, it’s about moving the needle, as I mentioned.