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Welcome to the Montenegro Lab!

The Montenegro Lab focuses on assessing for and addressing bias in medicine and medical curriculum, with the primary goal of developing and implementing sustainable training methods and strategies for healthcare professionals and systems to continuously address bias in medicine.



Current Research/Scholarship Projects

Bias Reduction in Medicine- Pediatrics+ (BRIM-Peds+)

The overall goal of Bias Reduction in Medicine- Pediatrics+ (BRIM-Pediatrics+) is to develop, implement, and study an effective bias literacy curriculum intervention for the Department of Pediatrics at The University of Washington School of Medicine. This intervention aims to address bias in the form of racism, in the field of pediatrics, at the personal, interpersonal, and institutional level.

Bias Reduction in Curricula Content (BRICC)

The BRICC program takes a multi-disciplinary approach to systematically evaluate and identify potential bias in medical education curricula content. BRICC aims to 1) preemptively identify social and structural determinants of health (SSDOH) that should be included in medical curricula content and 2) use computer science technology (text extraction and natural language processing methods) to more efficiently and accurately examine large corpuses of data to reduce bias in medical education materials via machine learning methods.

Highlighted Publications

  1. Montenegro RE, Dori-Hacohen G. Morality in sugar talk: Presenting blood glucose levels in routine diabetes medical visits. Soc Sci Med. 2020; 253:112925.
  2. Montenegro RE. My Name Is Not “Interpreter.” JAMA. 2020;323(17):1700-1701.
  3. Overland MK, Zumsteg JM, Lindo EG, et al. Microaggressions in Clinical Training and Practice. PM R. 2019;11(9):1004-1012.
  4. Cavallo J, Montenegro RE. Addressing Discrimination and Bias in Medical Education. The ASCO Post. Published online 2017.
  5. Montenegro R. Microaggressions During Medical Training—Reply. JAMA. 2016;316(10):1114-1114.

View a full list of Dr. Montenegro’s publications on PubMed.

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Contact Us

Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics

For questions or inquiries,
email: treumankatzcenter@seattlechildrens.org
call: 206-884-8355.

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Seattle, WA 98101

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Seattle, WA 98145-5005

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