Celebrating Black Voices in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Creating a more inclusive and diverse environment in the laboratory is critical to providing high-quality patient care. For Black History Month in 2022, ASCP highlighted Black leaders within the profession who shared their thoughts on providing equitable care, what inspired them to enter pathology and laboratory medicine, and more.

Read the Q&As below!


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Kisha Mitchell Richards, MD, FASCP
The concept that pathology and laboratory medicine are the bedrock and last word of healthcare for patients is what drives Dr. Richard's personal and professional legacy. She discusses diversity in leadership, healthcare challenges, and why she chose pathology in this Q&A.

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Roger Mitchell, MD
The current Chair of Pathology for Howard University, Roger Mitchell, MD, shares his advice on encouraging students to pursue pathology, and more.




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Diane Price Banks, PhD, MPH, MLS(ASCP)CM
Diane Price Banks, PhD, MPH, MLS(ASCP)CM, lit up the entire community at Bronx Community College on her quest to promote medical laboratory science. She shares her passion and thoughts here.


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Stephanie Whitehead, MBA, MPH, MLS(ASCP)CM
Stephanie Whitehead, MBA, MPH, MLS(ASCP)CM, shares her thoughts and insight on diversity in laboratory leadership, what inspired her to become a laboratory professional, and more.