New curriculum aims to improve physician training, benefit St. Louis:
Leader Eva Aagaard’s focus on eliminating health disparities
Original Story by Kristina Sauerwein, February 19, 2019
Growing up in a racially and economically diverse neighborhood in Northern California, Eva Aagaard, MD, observed differences in the way society treated nonwhite, poor people.
In medical school in New York City during the early 1990s, she volunteered at clinics in low-income neighborhoods, helping the sick, hungry and homeless. She realized that people lacking access to basic necessities and health care were mostly African-Americans and Latinos.