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<p>Kenya V. Beard, EdD, AGACNPBC, NP-C, CNE, ANEF, is a 2012 Josiah Macy Faculty Scholar, an associate professor at City University of New York School of Professional Studies and a faculty scholar for the Harvard Macy Institute Program for Educators in Health Professions. She is the founding director of the Center for Multicultural Education and Health Disparities and a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine. Dr. Beard, a social justice advocate, recognizes the difficult yet critical dialogues needed to address health inequities. Her Multicultural Education Training workshops have built the capacity of hundreds of educators and health care providers and given them the requisite skills to combat health care disparities, create inclusive learning environments and facilitate race-related dialogues. She is currently exploring unconscious bias and the extent to which it affects the ability of health care providers to align discipline-specific values with actions and advance health equity policies.</p>