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 15, Number 1, Spring 2022

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
Christopher Edwards, PhD, BCIAC, IABMCP, Duke University Medical Center
Cynthia Hughes Harris, PhD, Florida A&M University
Owen Johnson, DrPH, Tennessee State University
Francis Abuga Ndemo, PhD, United States International University – Africa
Elijah Onsomu, PhD, MPH, MS, 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 2022: Volume 15, Number 1

Editor’s Foreword

Examining the Root Cause of Inadequate Representation of
Minorities in Healthcare Professions

Leslee Battle, EdD

NAMME President’s Foreword

Shelvy L. Campbell-Monroe, PhD

Original Research

Effect of Microaggressions on Medical Residents’ Program
Satisfaction and Depression

Kupiri Ackerman-Barger, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN
Philippe Goldin, PhD
Negar Nicole Jacobs, PhD
Christen D Johnson, MD, MPH
Maya London, BS
Dowin Boatright, MD, MBA, MHS

Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP): Coaching Colorado’s
Underserved Students Toward Promising Health Careers

Christie A. Hartman, PhD
AnnJanette Alejano-Steele, PhD
Daniel Cicenia, PhD
Yonahiza Estrada, MS
Emily A. Matuszewicz, DC

Assessment of Health Professions Pipeline Programs that Effectively
Recruit, Prepare, and Retain Underrepresented/Disadvantaged Students

Shushawna DeOliveira, DHA
Anika Daniels-Osaze, EdD, MPH

The Role of Social Determinants in GPA-based Undergraduate
Clinical Program Admissions

Mallory L. Roberts, EdD, MSDH, RDH

Faculty Development to Promote Peer Leadership Programming at a
Hispanic-Serving Institution

Amanda Sisselman-Borgia, PhD, LMSW
Katherine Burt, PhD, RDN

Recruitment and Retention

Health Communication: Enhancing Awareness of, and Education in,
Health Disparities across Disciplines

Deana Lacy McQuitty, SLPD, CCC-SLP
DaKysha Moore, PhD, MS, MHS


“You Are Not Alone:” A Message for Black Trainees on Navigating
Medical Programs

Adesuwa I. Akhetuamhen, MD
Eseosa T. Ighodaro, MD, PhD

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