Andrea Westby, MD
Vice Chair for (Justice) Equity Divesity and Inclusion; Assistant Professor
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota Medical School

Dr. Andrea Westby (pronouns she/they) is an assistant professor and family medicine physician committed to health justice and equity, community health and wellness, and promoting radical belonging in healthcare. She has specific passion for trauma-informed and trauma-responsive healthcare, size- and weight-inclusive care, obstetrics and parent-, child-, and family-health, racial equity and reproductive justice. Dr. Westby is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical school and Allina Health’s United Family Medicine residency and practiced as a rural full spectrum FM doctor in northern Minnesota before she joined the University of Minnesota’s Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and the North Memorial family medicine residency in 2017. Dr. Westby has held the role of Vice Chair for Equity Diversity and Inclusion for the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health since February of 2020 and was named the inaugural chair holder of the Josie Robinson Johnson Endowed Chair in Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in October of 2020.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The National Center is committed to working within the Nexus of interprofessional practice and education to drive change that leads to Quadruple Aim outcomes including the creation of health equity. It is clear that implicit biases within health teams, including race, caste, and professional hierarchies, prevent full inclusion of the knowledge and experience of each team member. Implicit bias training may help raise awareness of individual biases and differential privilege and power of members of the team, but has failed to create needed culture change. This seminar highlights two family…