ESP Biography



DIANE HU, UCB Sophomore, PIH Education Lead




Major: Molecular and Cell Biology

College/Employer: UC Berkeley

Year of Graduation: 2018

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am the Education Lead of Partners in Health Engage at Berkeley; we are a grassroots organization focused on patient-centered healthcare and health equity.

At UC Berkeley, I teach Partners in Health's Decal, a Critical Understanding of Global Health. I believe that education is the key to empowerment, whether it is in motivating patients from disadvantaged backgrounds to take a stance in their healthcare, or motivating citizens to push for an ideal and healthy world.



Past Classes

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The Inequities that Define Our Medicine in Splash Spring 16
Durkheim's 'sociology of knowledge' claims that all facts, from the definition of mental illness to the conception of race, are not absolute. Join us for a one-hour discussion about the origins of inequality in medicine.


The Biases that Created Modern Medicine in Splash Fall 15
How did our nation justify the dark portions of our medical history such as Tuskegee Syphilis experiments, the death of civil rights leader Walter White, or the use of electroconvulsive shock therapy as a 'treatment' for homosexuality? Sociologist Emile Durkheim claims that all knowledge is socially determined; many of the medical and scientific facts we consider absolute were 20 years ago improbable and absurd. Our cultural biases continue to affect medical ethics today, and addressing them is a pivotal part in the fight for equitable healthcare nationally and globally. Come and learn about this important public health principle.