Casey Lion, MD, MPH, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the divisions of General Pediatrics and Hospital Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine, and an investigator at the Seattle Children’s Research Institute. She is an NIH-funded health services researcher whose work focuses on healthcare equity, language access, patient-provider communication, and health system navigation. In her work, she partners with parents and providers to design interventions to improve healthcare experiences and outcomes for children and families, especially those who use languages other than English for medical care. Her methodological expertise relates to the rigorous evaluation of quality improvement interventions, with a particular focus on QI and healthcare equity. She co-directs the Health Services and Quality of Care Research Fellowship and serves as Program Lead for Patient Navigation within the UW Cancer Consortium’s Office of Community Outreach and Engagement. Clinically, she sees patients and supervises residents in the pediatric primary care clinic and on the newborn service at the UW Medical Center.
- Critically evaluate your own communication practices, both through self-reflection and through stratified data, to recognize ways you may be contributing to disparities
- Implement changes to how you communicate with marginalized populations, including families with a preferred language other than English
- Propose or participate in system-level changes to decrease communication-based disparities in your own clinical setting
- Dr. Casey Lion, MD, MPH
This seminar was delivered as a Pediatric Grand Rounds Lecture at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, on February 1, 2023.
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