Lady Docs Corner Cafe Blog

Linda J. McKibben, MD, DrPH, FAAP, FACPM


A Community Pediatrics Bulletin: Asking Saves Kids from Gun Violence

March 5, 2020

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) defines community pediatrics as the “practice of promoting and integrating the positive social, cultural and environmental influences on children’s health.” Traditional clinical pediatrics is not sufficient to take on problems such as gun violence, high infant mortality rates, obesity, or exposure to lead and other environmental hazards. Community pediatricians…

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Rooting Out Implicit Bias in Pediatric Practice

December 24, 2019

In my 2017 LadyDocs Corner Cafe blog, “Let’s Talk About Racism,” I introduced my first experiences grappling with racism. I’m happy to report back after the 2019 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) annual meeting that many pediatricians, myself included, are freer from both intentional (explicit) and unintentional (implicit) acts of interpersonal racism and sexism. I…

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Let’s Talk About Racism

June 28, 2017

I imagine the relatively easy part for most doctors of my generation of baby-boomers is to accept racism as real and persistent. We were never exactly encouraged to share our personal experiences with racism in medical school. My class of 180 students at the Medical College of Georgia had about 30% women and enough African-Americans…

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Why I Will March for Science on April 22nd

March 29, 2017

Some of the other LadyDocs and I invite you to join us for an exciting event, the March for Science in Washington DC on April 22nd, Earth Day. Becoming active, vocal, and engaged with our communities about the value of science is one way we work to counter long-standing social and economic causes of poor health. Injury…

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