Chidiebere Ibe: Tackling Misrepresentation in Medicine


Racial inequities are chronic in healthcare. Chidiebere Ibe, a self-taught medical illustrator, is challenging healthcare systems to move beyond talking about inclusion and act to address racial inequities. His famous illustration of a Black pregnant person with a Black fetus went viral in 2021, provoking an international conversation about representation in medical textbooks and public health resources. Ibe believes that the lack of racially diverse teaching tools produces biases in the medical community, which inevitably impacts health outcomes. To correct this imbalance, Ibe centers Black people, and more specifically Africans, as subjects in his work. Chidiebere will talk about his illustrations in conversation with Dr. Horace DeLisser, the Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Perelman School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania.  

Art At Noon lectures are supported by the Behrend Family in memory of Rose Susan Hirschorn Behrend, a former docent at the Academy and great supporter of its education program. 

Image: Chidiebere Ibe, Black Fetus, 2021. 

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Wednesday November 2
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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