Journal of Best Practices in Health Professions Diversity: Research, Education and Policy

Edited by Melicia C. Whitt-Glover, PhD, FACSM


Frequency: Spring and Fall

Latest Issue: Volume 13, Number 1, Spring 2020

Size: 7.25 x 9.5

Bibliographic Information: ISSN: 2475-2843


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The Journal of Best Practices in Health Professions Diversity is a publication from the School of Health Sciences at Winston-Salem State University. Its mission is to provide a forum for the discussion of factors that promote or constrain the development and sustainability of a diverse health professions workforce. The journal is directed toward educators, policy makers and the health community. It is a bi-annual published source of information on maximizing recruitment and retention of culturally diverse health professions and students in the healthcare professional areas. For more information visit WSSU’s web page for the journal.

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Melicia C. Whitt-Glover, PhD, FACSM,  Winston-Salem State University

Associate Editor

Capri G. Foy, PhD, MS, Wake Forest University

Managing Editor & Art/Layout Editor

Elijah Onsomu, PhD, MPH, MS, MCHES Winston-Salem State University

Assistant to the Acting Managing Editor

Dorothy Hinnant, MSOT(C), Winston-Salem State University

Copy Editor

Julie Edelson, PhD

Editorial Board

Leslie Allison, PT, PhD, Winston-Salem State University
Stephen Aragon, PhD, Winston-Salem State University
JoAnne Banks, PhD, RN, Winston-Salem State University
Elizabeth Brown, PhD, Tennessee State University
Vera Campbell, PhD, Hampton University
Lee Caplan, PhD, Morehouse School of Medicine
Cheryl Davis, DHA, Tuskegee University
Vanessa Duren-Robinson, PhD, MS, Winston-Salem State University
Christopher Edwards, PhD, BCIAC, IABMCP, Duke University Medical Center
Cynthia Hughes Harris, PhD, Florida A&M University
Denisha L. Hendricks, PhD, Kentucky State University
Owen Johnson, DrPH, Tennessee State University
Francis Abuga Ndemo, PhD, Hampton University
Elijah Onsomu, PhD, MPH, MS, MCHES, Winston-Salem State University
Shelly Powers, PA-C, MC, Howard University
Joan Reede, MD, Harvard University
Peggy Valentine, EdD, FASAHP, Winston-Salem State University
Ellen Yancey, PhD, Morehouse School of Medicine
Bernadette Williams York, PT, DSC, GCS, Alabama State University


Cedric Bright, MD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Lester Brigman, DNP
Doris Boutain, PhD, RN, University of Washington
Vivian Carter, PhD, MHR, Tuskegee University
Robin Dock, PhD, LPC, LPC-S, ACS, CRC, Winston-Salem State University
Deana Evans, PhD, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
John L. Garland, PhD, BCC, GCDF, Alabama State University
Susan Hall, RNC, MSN, Winston-Salem State University
Mark Hand, PhD, RN, Durham Technical Community College
Jennifer Johnson, DNP, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Jennifer Jones-Locklear, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Kimya Nance, PhD, RN, Winston-Salem State University
TaKasha Railey, RN, MSN, CCRN, Winston-Salem State University

Table of Contents

Spring 2020: Volume 13, Number 1

Guest Editor’s Foreword

From Pandemic Pandemonium to Hope for Equity: Optimism after COVID-19
Leslee Battle, EdD

NAMME President’s Foreword

Tenacity and Resolve in the Pursuit of Health Equity
Rosalind Gregory-Bass, MD, MS

Original Research

Leveraging Community Cultural Wealth to Bridge the Divide
Between Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners and
Physical Therapy Culture
Keshrie Naidoo, PT, DPT, MS, EdD(c)
Laura Plummer, PT, DPT, MS
Christopher R. Clock, PT, DPT
Lauren Rimmel, PT, DPT

The Effects of Phone Coaching on Self-Blood Pressure Management among African-American Adults
Francisca Odemelam, DNP, RN, FNP
Pandora Goode, PhD, DNP, FNP
Elijah O. Onsomu, PhD, MPH, MS

All Seated at the Table: Interprofessional Educational Experiences at Family Houses
Brenda O. Mitchell, PhD, CCC-SLP
Alexander M. Eisenstein, MS, CRC
April Sawyer, MS, OTR/L
Lisa K. Cremeans, MMDS, MLS(ASCP)

Black and Latinx Faculty Perspectives on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Initiatives
Sylk Sotto-Santiago, EdD, MBS, MPS

Professional Issue

Supporting Underrepresented Premedical Students while Maintaining Social Distancing: Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills Education Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
Zakariya Latif, MEd
Sevket Benhur Oral, PhD
Peter R. Corridon, PhD

Reducing Health Disparities through an Education Rich in Cultural Competence and Service
Lisa R. Maness, PhD
Georgia A. McCauley, PhD


Erratum to: Analysis of the Curriculum of a Summer Pipeline Program for Economically Disadvantaged Premedical Students in the Bronx, NY
Cara Stephenson-Hunter, PhD
Tara Reyes Adames, BA
Stacey Franco, BA
H. Dean Hosgood, PhD
Nereida Correa, MD, MPH

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