This piece focuses on the work of our guest and her impact upon the crucial area of gender and racial diversity in the US Anesthesia and Critical Care Workforce. How can we advocate for diversity within this field? What do we make of the Athena SWAN (Scientific Women’s Academic Network) charter? Can social media help to raise awareness and build communities that can tackle these issues?

Also in this piece we discuss Implementation Science, the study of methods to promote the adoption and integration of evidence-based practices, interventions and policies into routine health care and public health settings.

More about Athena SWAN (Scientific Women’s Academic Network) here: https://www.ecu.ac.uk/equality-charters/athena-swan/

Presented by Desiree Chappell with Monty Mythen and their guest Meghan Fall-Lane, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Perelman School of Medicine; Co-Director of the Penn Center for Perioperative Outcomes Research and Transformation; and Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania.