Janice A. Sabin, PhD, MSW, Research Associate Professor, UW, Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education, Adjunct Research Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Affiliated Faculty, UWSOM Center for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Dr. Janice A. Sabin's area of expertise is racial/ethnic health care disparities with an emphasis on understanding mechanisms and pathways that lead to unequal treatment in health care. Dr. Sabin is one of the earliest investigators in the nation to apply the science of unconscious bias to health care disparities research. She has designed and implemented original research as principal investigator or co-investigator in academic medicine, the Indian Health Service, the Washington State community mental health system, and with national samples. Her research includes examining patient-provider communication in real-world clinic visits in Baltimore, pediatricians' racial bias/discrimination in treatment decisions for African American and white patients, racial/weight bias among providers in the Indian Health Service, provider bias toward people with mental illnesses, and community based participatory research with African American and American Indian/Alaska Native communities to develop culturally appropriate health education materials. She has developed interactive, web-based health disparities education materials that include the science of unconscious bias for physicians and other providers. Dr. Sabin has developed a presentation on best practices for search committees titled,
Search Committee Best Practices: Diversity=Excellence with the goal to increase faculty diversity in the UWSOM. Dr. Sabin's work is published in leading academic journals and has received extensive national and international media attention.