Principles and Examples for Incorporating DEIA in Teaching

April 01, 2022
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. EST

Hosted by the Pharmacogenomics SIG

As educators, incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) principles in our teaching is important because of their influence on cognitive and affective aspects of learning. To incorporate DEI principles effectively in teaching, we need to learn from the past to inform the present. Pharmacogenomics and precision medicine serve as a basis for deconstructing social constructions around race and other social determinants of health. 

In this webinar, we share some best practices for incorporating DEIA into teaching from a pharmacogenomic-based perspective using examples from various institutions.


  1. Recognize the prevalence of social constructions in medicine/practice.
  2. Evaluate the implications of the social construction of race as a factor in medical treatment and prevention focused algorithms.
  3. Identify the role of genetics in deconstructing paradigms of racial construction.
  4. Evaluate examples of teaching practices that include DEIA principles.


Justina Lipscomb
Clinical Assistant Professor
College of Pharmacy, The University of Texas at Austin

Cheryl Cropp
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical, Social and Administrative Sciences
Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy

Marina Galvez Peralta, PharmD, PhD, FCP
Associate Professor | Director Education Section
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences | WVU School of Pharmacy

Otito Frances Iwuchukwu
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences