Who We Are

The Institute for Antiracism in Medicine (IAM) is a civil rights organization dedication to the abolition of racism in the field of Medicine.

IAM was founded in Chicago by 3 Black women physicians in the wake of the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic and the lynching of Mr. George Floyd. As the pandemic wore on, hundreds of years of racist policy culminated in a COVID-19 death gap of 2-3x between white Americans and Black, Latino and Indigenous communities motivating these physicians to form IAM in resistance to the status quo of racism in Medicine.

Meet The Team

We are a Black woman-owned and operated organization.

BRITTANI JAMES, MD
Co-Founder

BRANDI JACKSON, MD
Co-Founder

JESSICA RICHARDSON, MD
Co-Founder

Our Work

It will take a village to dismantle systemic racism in Medicine. The Institute for Antiracism in Medicine is committed to forming community and institutional partners in this work. Here is what we are up to:

Our Work

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