10:15 – 11:15 am

1 CEU Hr: Biomed

Trusted and Accurate Health Education with a DEI Perspective: Current State and Forward Approach

Health literacy entails trusted, accurate, personalized health education. It is prudent to acknowledge where patients are in their health care journey and deliver health information using various channels of delivery – to meet the needs of all patients. A paradigm shift and embracing diversity, health equity and inclusiveness of health education can remove barriers and allow all people to access and understand health content. In this session, you will understand the current state and future efforts underway to enhance patient and consumer educational experience by incorporating diversity, equity and inclusiveness when visualizing science and medicine.

Session Takeaways:
1. To explain how Mayo Clinic delivers trusted and accurate health education with a DEI focus
2. To describe the current state and future approaches to DEI when visualizing science and medicine
3. To envision the roles of both a large health care leader as well as the individual medical artist in influencing change for greater DEI in medical and science education



Sandhya Pruthi, M.D.

Professor of Medicine, Consultant, Breast Diagnostic Clinic Division of General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester

Dr. Sandhya Pruthi received her M.D. degree from the University of Manitoba, Canada in 1990, and completed a Family Medicine residency at the Mayo Clinic in 1994. She was the Director of the Breast Diagnostic Clinic at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN from January 2002 to July 2010. She is a Consultant in the Department of General Internal Medicine and a Professor of Medicine.

Dr Pruthi’s research area is in breast cancer prevention. Her clinical expertise is the management of women at increased risk for breast cancer and providing pre-operative counseling to women newly diagnosed with breast cancer. She is the Mayo Clinic principal investigator on several national breast cancer prevention and biomarker trials aimed at reducing the risk of breast cancer. She has collaborated in other women’s health trials studying complementary and alternative therapies for management of menopausal symptoms and improving the quality of life of breast cancer survivors.

Dr. Pruthi is the Chief Medical Editor and Associate Medical Director for Content Management and Delivery for Global Business Solutions. She is an Associate Medical Director for Development and physician partner in the Center for Innovation at Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Pruthi is a board member for the National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC).