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Oncology Overdrive

Feb 4, 2021

In this episode, infectious disease expert Jasmine Marcelin, MD, FACP, shares her journey into the field, and we discuss the need to address racial disparities in health care and how to approach vaccine hesitancy in minority communities.

  • Intro :15
  • About Marcelin :35
  • The interview 2:44
  • How did you end up in Nebraska doing infectious disease? 3:37
  • Did you ever imagine you would be navigating through a pandemic? 9:19
  • What has the pandemic really been like? 11:50
  • Do you think more people are becoming aware of the longstanding racial disparities in health care? 19:50
  • Have you seen, over the last year, any organizations, institutions, societies or people who have implemented effective solutions? 23:33
  • Is vaccine hesitancy something you foresee being a problem in minority communities? 29:40
  • Seeing what you’ve seen over the last year, are you optimistic that we’re going to come out of this with a more equitable system? 44:03
  • Marcelin’s one pearl of wisdom 51:41
  • Where to find Marcelin 52:19


Jasmine Marcelin, MD, FACP, is a Caribbean native born on the island of Dominica. She is an assistant professor of infectious diseases at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, who helps run the center’s internal medicine residency and antimicrobial stewardship programs.

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Disclosures: Jain reports she is a paid freelance writer for Lippincott. Marcelin reports no relevant financial disclosures.