Poster #3: Sanila Math – The Hypervisibility/Invisibility Paradox of the South Asian Community and the Impact of Colorism on South Asian Health in the United States

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Faculty mentor: Edmund Fong

This paper synthesizes the current literature on the hypervisibility of South Asian doctors and the invisibility of South Asian patients and establishes colorism as an undertheorized mechanism of healthcare disparities. South Asian is defined as indi­vid­u­als with ances­try from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pak­istan, Sri Lan­ka, and the Mal­dives. Contributing to an evidence base rooted in experiences of historically excluded populations can improve culturally sensitive care.

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