Presence 5 for Racial Justice




The Presence 5 for Racial Justice (P5RJ) project aims to support equitable care and promote racial justice for Black patients by recommending clinician communication practices that address anti-Black racism, build trusting relationships, and empower Black individuals in their clinical care.

P5RJ Research Activities

Virtual national community advisory board of patients and clinicians from our partner clinics

Interviews with Black patients about experiences with racism in medicine and preferences for clinician trust-building

Interviews with analogous professionals to identify transdisciplinary anti-racism practices   

P5RJ Community & Curriculum Partners

Church Health – Memphis, Tennessee 

Culver Medical Group – Rochester, New York

Johns Hopkins Medicine – Baltimore, Maryland

Roots Community Health Center– Oakland, California

Stanford Medicine – Palo Alto, California

University of Alabama Medicine – Leeds, Alabama

P5RJ Projects

The P5RJ Medical Education Workshop adapts the Presence 5 framework and associated Presence Circles to develop a discussion-based curriculum to foster anti-racist dialogue among medical trainees, teach strategies to reflect on personal biases and historical racism, encourage trainee advocacy for Black patients, and promote racial justice through the next generation of clinicians. 

Learn how to facilitate a P5RJ Medical Education Workshop in this 30-minute Train-the-Trainer CME Module.

P5RJ Publications & Resources

P5RJ Medical Education Workshop Manuscript

The P5RJ Medical Education Workshop, facilitator guide, and associated research activities are published in MedEdPORTAL: “Presence 5 for Racial Justice Curriculum: Fostering Dialogue Across Medical Education to Disrupt Anti-Black Racism in Clinical Encounters.”  

P5RJ Medical Education CME Module

We have partnered with Stanford CME to create a 30-minute Train-the-Trainer Module to guide clinician-educators on the P5RJ Medical Education Workshop content and provide the tools to facilitate these important anti-racism in medicine discussions with medical trainees.

Interviews with Analogous Professionals

The results of our interviews with analogous professionals are published in a JAMA Network Open: “Transdisciplinary Perspectives of Black and Racially and Ethnically Diverse Individuals About Antiracism Practices: A Qualitative Study.” 

Presence 5 for Racial Justice

The Presence 5 for Racial Justice research activities, framework, and curriculum guide are under review for publication. Look out for updates regarding this resource soon!

Presence 5 for Racial Justice Team

Presence for Racial Justice projects are supported by the Maternal & Child Health Research Institute (PI Dr. Baraka Floyd), the Stanford Vice Provost and Dean of Research (Co-PI Dr. Carla Pugh), the Stanford Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity,  the Stanford School of Medicine Teaching and Mentoring Academy, the Graham Ladensohn Presence 5 fellowship, the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation, the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research, and an anonymous gift to the Presence Center.