Disparities in ADHD Care for BIPOC Children and Adolescents Ask The Expert

Original Air Date April 8, 2021 | 3:00 PM, EST


Adiaha A. Spinks-Franklin MD, MPH, FAAP

Discusses how Social Determinants of Health and physician implicit bias negatively affects ADHD diagnosis and treatment in Black Indigenous Children of Color.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the diagnostic criteria and epidemiology for ADHD in children and adolescents who are Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC).
  • Describe disparities in ADHD diagnosis, treatment, and management in BIPOC children and adolescents.
  • Discuss evidence-based practice for improving healthcare access and quality for BIPOC children and adolescents with ADHD.

Speaker Bio:
Adiaha Spinks-Franklin, MD, MPH, FAAP is a Board Certified Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician at Texas Children’s Hospital and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. She is on the Executive Committee for the Section of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics for the American Academy of Pediatrics, where she leads the Education Committee and the newly formed Equity and Justice Committee. Dr. Spinks-Franklin is an active member of the Society of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, where she formerly served as co-chair of the Advocacy Committee for two terms and one term on the Board of Directors. She is now inaugural co-chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee for the Society of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, where she leads efforts to educate and train developmental-behavioral pediatric professionals in anti-racist medical care. In 2017, she founded of the anti-racist pediatric organization, Race & Children Education Collaborative of Anti- Racist Developmental Professionals (R.A.C.E. C.A.R.D.), which has conducted numerous anti-racism and social justice trainings for physicians and other health care professionals around the country.