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

Edited by Peggy Valentine, EdD, FASAHP


Frequency: Spring and Fall

Latest Issue: Volume 13, Number 2, Fall 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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Peggy Valentine, EdD, FASAHP,  Winston-Salem State University

Guest Editor

Leslee Battle, EdD, Winston-Salem State University

Associate Editor

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

Managing Editor & Art/Layout Editor

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

Copy Editor

Julie Edelson, PhD, Wake Forest University

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

Fall 2020: Volume 13, Number 2

Guest Editor’s Foreword

Health Professionals of the Future: Change Begets Change
Leslee Battle, EdD

NAMME President’s Foreword

Are We Ready? Developing Transformative Practices for a Postpandemic Population
Rosalind Gregory-Bass, MD, MS

Original Research

Student-Tailored Educational Pathway in South Texas
Donna D. Gardner, DrPH, FAARC, FCCP
Catherine Ortege, EdD

Challenging a Fundamental Proposition of Patient-Centeredness
Stephen Aragon, PhD
Mak Khojasteh, DBA
Montrale Boykin, JD
Breanne Crumpton, MLS
Laura McGuinn, MD
Sabina Gesell, PhD

Black and Latinx Faculty Perspectives on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Initiatives
Keshrie Naidoo, PT, DPT, EdD
Christopher R. Clock, PT, DPT
Lauren M. Rimmel, PT, DPT
Justin Wong, PT, DPT
Laura S. Plummer, PT, DPT, MS

HIV Vaccine Acceptability among African American Women: The Case of Forsyth County, North Carolina
Edward Opoku-Dapaah, PhD

Theoretical or Philosophical Essays

Does the United States Need a National Health and Insurance Scheme? Views, Facts, Challenges, and Potential Benefits
David Stewart, PhD
Sheila R. Goodwin, PhD
Nikolaos Karagiannis, PhD

Perspective on Diversity and Inclusion

Exploring the Relationship between Cultural Humility and Professional Diversity through the Biased Mediterranean Diet
Kate G. Burt, PhD, RD

Reverse Mentoring between Minority Students and Faculty
Kendall M. Campbell, MD
Michaela M. Braxton, MSW
Dmitry Tumin, PhD
José E. Rodríguez, MD

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