5.11.23 OWIMS Book Club (Session II- Zoom option): Invisible Women Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men
This event will take place live, virtual via Zoom
Imagine a world where your phone is too big for your hand, where your doctor prescribes a drug that is wrong
for your body, where in a car accident you are 47% more likely to be seriously injured, where every week the
countless hours of work you do are not recognized or valued. If any of this sounds familiar, chances are that
you’re a woman.
Invisible Women shows us how, in a world largely built for and by men, we are systematically ignoring half the
population. It exposes the gender data gap – a gap in our knowledge that is at the root of perpetual, systemic
discrimination against women, and that has created a pervasive but invisible bias with a profound effect on
This session is open to all faculty, staff and trainees.
After participating in this event, learners should be better able to:
1. Describe the impact of gender bias on health and well-being outcomes in women.
2. Recognize that the lack of data about women’s needs, preferences, life experiences, and concerns
causes everything from inconvenience to physical harm and death for women from everyday products,
living areas, transportation systems, the workplace, and other situations.
|5:30 - 7 pm||Book Discussion|
This is a live virtual event via Zoom
Discussion led by:
Katherine Sharkey, MD, PhD (Chair)
Assistant Dean for Women in Medicine and Science
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Office of Women in Medicine & Science
Coordinator, Brown Office of CME
Director, Brown Office of CME
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Psychologists: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for 1.5 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. This credit is accepted by the Rhode Island Board of Psychology.
- 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 1.50 AttendanceParticipants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.