Diversity Science Podcast: Lillie Williamson on Medical Mistrust and Racial Discrimination

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Lillie Williamson

Professor Lillie Williamson studies medical mistrust, particularly mistrust in the U.S. context between Black Americans and the medical community. In this episode, Dr. Williamson talks with Angela Byars-Winston about how mistrust is more than just a historical phenomenon, but can stem from the personal encounters with discrimination, a loved one’s negative experiences, and the broader systems a person interacts with.

Lillie Williamson is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Read more about her work on an NSF-funded project that aims to study how Black communities in Wisconsin respond to science and medical communication and messaging.