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What is the Black People Like Me Virtual Conference Series?

Black People Like Me is a series of six online events will be a conversation with the Black community to better understand and address:

  • the impact of asthma and COVID-19 on the Black community
  • how to involve Black patients and families more to improve their health

Catch the Replays: Session 1

Session 2: African Americans and research: making it work for folks like us  – January 14

Join us on January 14 at 5:00 p.m. ET  when we will continue the conversation about empowering Black Americans to improve their asthma care.

All Black patients, family and caregivers will receive a $25 Amazon gift card for attending.

Who should attend

  • Black patients, families and caregivers impacted by COVID-19 and asthma
  • Black clergy
  • Medical and health professionals
  • All people who wish to better understand the needs of the Black community

What we’ll cover

  • How Black patients, families and caregivers are partnering with researchers and advising researchers on what is important to them.
  • How this new approach to research, called patient centered outcomes research, can make a positive difference in the African American community
  • What lessons have been learned from this new approach to research and why it’s important for Black people with asthma


Headshot of Dr. Elliot Israel

Elliot Israel, MD, Professor of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Elliot is the lead researcher on the PREPARE study.

Dr. Elliott works with African American and LatinX patients as partners involved in all aspects of the study from design to dissemination of the findings.


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Mary White believes that everyone, regardless of race, religion, or social location, has the right to an environment that supports good health and healing. She believes that where one lives should not determine one’s health. As a mother, Mary identifies as a strong advocate for all children so that they may grow up in the healthiest environment possible. She will continue to use her voice to support and uplift those who cannot speak for themselves.

 All Black patients, family and caregivers will receive a $25 Amazon gift card for attending.


Headshot of Tonya Winders

Tonya Winders, President/CEO, Allergy & Asthma Network

Leroy Graham of Not One More Life

LeRoy Graham, MD, pediatric pulmonologist and founder of Not One More Life

*The first 100 Black patients, families or caregivers attending the conference will receive a $25.00 Amazon gift card! We will send you information on how to get the gift card after you register. We’ll also invite you to a private Facebook group.

This conference is funded through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) – Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award #EAIN-00134. 

All Black patients, family and caregivers will receive a $25 Amazon gift card for attending.

Session 1:  Asthma, COVID-19 and questions we need answered – December 15

Recording and resources

We started the conversation on December 15th. It was a powerful experience where we heard patient stories and Dr. LeRoy Graham talked about the challenges of people in the Black community who have asthma and COVID.

What we covered

  • The challenges that Black Americans face in managing their health that lead to COVID-19 and asthma complications.
  • What matters most to Black people
  • What questions Black Americans want answered regarding their health
  • The role of clergy in helping Black people to take charge of their health