June 2013

Kimani Paul-Emile Named Greenwall Faculty Scholar

Kimani Paul-Emile, JD, PhD (American Studies) is Associate Professor of Law at Fordham University. Her project is “The role of race and law in the use and development of assisted reproductive technology, controlled substances, and epigenetics research.” She has had a long-standing research interest in the use of race in medical care and research, particularly in the genomic era. In a law review article entitled Patient Racial Preferences and the Medical Culture of Accommodation, Prof. Paul-Emile argued that anti-discrimination law and general racial equality principles do not forbid hospitals from honoring patient requests for same-race physicians. Indeed, accommodating patients’ requests may be an effective means of alleviating-race-based health disparities and improving health outcomes.