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13 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Esther Choo. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Esther Choo, often where they are interviewed.

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13 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Esther Choo. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Esther Choo, often where they are interviewed.

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19. Esther Choo and the Equity Quotient

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Gender and racial bias are pervasive across all aspects of society, medicine notwithstanding.  In this episode, Esther Choo MD, MPH (@choo_ek), a titan for the cause of gender and racial equity discusses: a rubric for deciding 'yes or no', single payer healthcare, why confining medical practice to the bedside can be an exercise in futility, sexism and racism in medicine, the wage gap, workforce vs. leadership demographics, managing overtly racist patients, and why the culture of medicine is ripe for sexual harassment.

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We discuss:

  • Esther’s first outward advocacy:  responding to the Trump administration’s attempts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act [03:44];
  • How you decide whether to say “yes” or “no” when you don’t have time to do everything that’s asked of you [06:15];
  • Why investing in the development of a single-payer health system would provide better care upstream so that we can save on our costly low-value care downstream [11:00]; 
  • What Esther will always stand up against:  inequity [17:20];
  • The importance of advocating for systems solutions to problems, and how confining your practice to the hospital is an “exercise in futility” [19:00];
  • Esther’s pre- and post-game routines before and after night shifts [25:20];
  • Lessons Esther tries to impart on her trainees in the ED [29:00];
  • The importance of meeting patients where they are, whether they’re a heroin addict, borderline personality, or an a-hole [32:50]; 
  • Esther’s podcast, Doctor’s Log, which is a diary of the experience treating patients during the COVID pandemic [34:40];
  • How Esther responds when a patient refuses to be treated by her because of her race [38:18];
  • Sexism in medicine and how to get everyone (not just women) on board as advocates for equality and reversing disparity [43:55];
  • How implicit bias is a side effect of being human [48:30];
  • The discrepancy of the demographics in the workforce vs. in leadership positions [58:00];
  • Explaining the gender wage gap in medicine [1:03:00];
  • Strategizing solutions to gender pay inequity [01:10:00];
  • Esther’s company, Equity Quotient, whose mission is to “work with standout health care organizations, employer groups and academic centers to create a culture of equity, safety, and respect” [01:11:34];
  • The NEJM article,  Time’s Up for Medicine? Only Time Will Tell, and why medicine is ill-prepared to make meaningful steps toward ending harassment [01:17:00];
  • Why change won’t happen if we don’t improve the diversity representation from the ground floor up to the highest leadership [01:19:45];
  • The reason Twitter became Esther’s social media medium and how Chelsea Clinton’s comment on her tweet took her to the next level [01:22:56];
  • Why patients of surgical attendings who are abusive to staff have worse outcomes [01:27:00]; and
  • Esther’s call to action, [01:30:42]; 
  • And more.

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Sep 07 2020 · 1hr 32mins
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Viruses, Vaccines and the Eloquent Rage of Angie Rasmussen and Esther Choo

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Resa speaks with Angela Rasmussen PhD and Esther Choo MD MPH. Esther is an emergency physician and professor of emergency medicine at the Oregon Health & Science University. She is a researcher, an educator, and a writer. She is a popular science communicator, who has used social media to talk about racism and sexism in healthcare. She was the president of the Academy of Women in Academic Emergency Medicine and is a member of the American Association of Women Emergency Physicians. She is a founding member of TIMES UP Healthcare. View some of her publications HERE. Angie is a PHD virologist who "uses systems biology techniques to interrogate the host response to viral infection. She has studied a huge range of viral pathogens, from the “common cold” (rhinovirus) to Ebola virus to highly pathogenic avian influenza virus to SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19. View some her publications HERE. The discussion ranges from COVID19 to viruses in general, to Vaccines, to the Eloquent Rage of equity, social media, and being women in STEMM.
Jul 30 2020 · 35mins

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Approaching Inequity in Healthcare as a Clinical Problem

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Esther Choo, MD MPH is an Associate Professor in the Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. She is a practicing physician and researcher, with expertise in drug policy, injury, and gender disparities in healthcare. With some experience in journalism, coming from a public health background and now a physician-scientist , and being an activist for women and minorities in healthcare, the intersections of Esther’s interests and passions come to a head in everything that she does. From founding her company Equity Quotient, a company that provides metrics of healthcare culture, to helping found TIME’S Up Healthcare, an initiative of the TIME’S UP Foundation, her heart and head for investigating issues in healthcare, policy, advocacy, and equity, are inspiring to see. I’m excited for you to take a listen!

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Jun 01 2020 · 48mins
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At Home with Dr. Esther Choo

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Dr. Esther Choo, an Oregon Health & Science University emergency room physician and associate professor, has gained a large following on social media with her frank discussion of racism and sexism she faces as a doctor. Now, she's using that platform to push for more protective equipment for frontline healthcare workers and educate the public about COVID-19.

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May 22 2020 · 23mins

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How health workers are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic | Esther Choo

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The coronavirus pandemic is unlike anything we've ever seen in health care, says emergency physician Esther Choo. Sharing insights into how health workers are responding to the outbreak, she explains what makes this public health emergency different from others -- and provides a few simple things you can do to help. Watch to the end to hear about Choo's work deploying mobile ICUs across the United States as hospitals start to reach capacity. (This virtual conversation is part of the TED Connects series, hosted by current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers and head of curation Helen Walters. Recorded April 7, 2020)
Apr 08 2020 · 46mins
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How health workers are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic | Esther Choo

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The coronavirus pandemic is unlike anything we've ever seen in health care, says emergency physician Esther Choo. Sharing insights into how health workers are responding to the outbreak, she explains what makes this public health emergency different from others -- and provides a few simple things you can do to help. Watch to the end to hear about Choo's work deploying mobile ICUs across the United States as hospitals start to reach capacity. (This virtual conversation is part of the TED Connects series, hosted by current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers and head of curation Helen Walters. Recorded April 7, 2020)
Apr 08 2020 · 46mins
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Esther Choo On Being An Influencer

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Esther Choo is an Emergency Medicine physician, a founder of TimesUp Healthcare, and a cornerstone voice driving progress in our profession. She is a remarkable voice on social media, on stage, and in the press. Her research, creativity, and passion are rocket fuel for change; she is highly sought-after and after speaking with her it is clear why!

Key Learnings

1. Being one of the key influencers for our profession on social media and beyond

2. The moment her social media presence took off and comparing impact to writing for academic publication

3. Reconciling tension between effort and visibility

4. How Esther deals with, learns from, and ignores criticism on social media

5. The art of sharing controversial and provocative takes and trusting your audience will provide guidance on “bad” takes

6. Her path to becoming a student, expert, and spokesperson around issues of gender bias

7. The formation & mission of TimesUp Healthcare and the historical foundation it is built upon

8. Sharing stories of curtailed opportunity, gender-based discrimination, and the loss of so many talented women who left the profession

9. Speaking outside of the echo chamber to audiences on challenging subjects and her techniques for disarming a crowd

10. Starting Equity Quotient and developing metrics and measurements around discrimination and harassment

11. The sensation of being “in demand” and turning it into an opportunity to elevate others

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Links

Twitter: @choo_ek

TimesUp Healthcare: https://www.timesuphealthcare.org

Equity Quotient: https://www.eqmedicine.com

Jul 15 2019 · 47mins
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Dr. Esther Choo (Pt 2): Gender Equity in Medicine, Social Media & Mass Media

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Dr. Jack West speaks with Dr. Esther Choo, academic ER specialist at OHSU in Portland, about her commitment to gender equity in medicine, gender & racial disparities, social & mass media outreach, & her leadership in the Times Up Healthcare movement.

Jul 01 2019 · 23mins
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Dr. Esther Choo (Pt 2): Gender Equity in Medicine, Social Media & Mass Media

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Dr. Jack West speaks with Dr. Esther Choo, academic ER specialist at OHSU in Portland, about her commitment to gender equity in medicine, gender & racial disparities, social & mass media outreach, & her leadership in the Times Up Healthcare movement.

Jul 01 2019 · 23mins
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Dr. Esther Choo (Pt 1): Medical Care & Social Policy in the ER

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Dr. Esther Choo, ER Physician at OHSU in Portland, speaks with Dr. Jack West about being an outsider growing up, as well as her path into medicine & interest in emergency medicine, where care intersects with broad social issues.

Jun 28 2019 · 21mins
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