LIVE from the Combined Sections Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast brings another installment of CSM After Dark Part 2 featuring the following diversity panelists:


Dr. Rupal Patel, PT, DPT twitter

  • “It’s so hard to explain equity to people.”
  • “People are not as woke in most of our faculties.”
  • “Everyone doesn’t have the same privilege and barriers.”
  • “Diversity is being asked to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance.”
  • “Separation exists and that’s what creates those divides.”
  • “It’s going to take a long time but I think it takes all of us being advocates.”


Dr. Monique Caruth, PT, DPT twitter

  • “The women are often afterthoughts.”
  • “You are basically assuming affirmative action is what got my degree or what got me here.”
  • “No matter what setting you’re in, you have to work twice as hard.”
  • “If you are showing that example that you’re willing to make that change, other people are going to follow to.”


Dr. Uchenna Ossai, PT, DPT twitter

  • “Discrimination, bias, all of it has evolved.”
  • “It’s in our blood.”
  • “I’m doing all this and still I have to be at 150 to be considered in this mediocre conversation that I’m having.”


Sherry Teague, CFO, PTA twitter

  • “It’s up to y’all. Guys like y’all are the only ones that can change minds. You gotta be loud, you gotta be insistent because as a woman I am less than.”
  • “Raise those young men to be different.”
  • “Our country has to have a fundamental shift from patriarchy to inclusiveness.”
  • “You will never win. What do you say to that?”
  • “It’s insidious, it’s this beautiful dance.”


Dr. Lisa VanHoose, PT, PhD twitter

  • “You are fully aware of differences. You are fully aware of disparities but we play blind.”
  • “As a society and a profession, we lack compassion.”


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