Get Involved in UnBIASED

Has bias or discrimination (due to race, ethnicity, gender identity, or sexual orientation) created problems when talking with your doctor? We want to hear from you!

We are investigating problems in communication between doctors and individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and/or as LGBTQ+. We examine discrimination and implicit bias associated with feeling not listened to, disrespected or treated unfairly and ways that technology can help. We are engaging people who identify as BIPOC and/or LGBTQ+ for multiple activities below.


Have you ever felt unheard, misunderstood, or disregarded when speaking with your doctor? We are seeking Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer+ and/or Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals to participate in a 2-hour workshop. During the workshop, we will be brainstorming creative solutions to empower patients experiencing healthcare discrimination. For compensation, you will receive a $60 VISA cash card (upon completion of the workshop and survey).

Complete the interest form to learn more about signing up.


We are collecting anonymous stories about bias experienced during patient-doctor communication. We welcome stories from the perspectives of patients, companions, health care providers and others. The stories can come from personal experience or be those of someone you know. Your story will be contributing to this larger project, use your story to help us make a change. We will use your experiences to find common themes and patterns in communication between patients and providers and help us understand better how to design a tool that can improve this communication.

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