Brooke Cunningham, MD, PhD has a deep interest in way race is used in medical care and in organizational factors that promote or undermine equity of care. She uses mixed methods to examine factors at both the provider and organizational levels that impede or facilitate efforts to address health equity, including how health care workers make sense of race and frame the causes of and solutions to racial disparities in health and health care.

She teaches a course on race to first-year medical students and has been invited to speak to students and faculty from other medical schools about race and medicine.