Campos-Castillo can discuss how the increased use of telehealth during the pandemic is affecting racial and ethnic disparities in health care.
Many health care providers have ramped up telehealth services to help slow the spread of COVID-19. But how has this pivot affected Black communities that often are underserved by providers? In a new study, Celeste Campos-Castillo found that Black patients were more likely to use telehealth than white patients because of the pandemic. The study concluded that systemic biases creating health care disparities raised the need for telehealth among Black patients. Campos Castillo can discuss how the findings point to opportunities to use telehealth to reduce health care disparities after the pandemic.