The EMJ Podcast | Episode 154
This episode explores how social media and cognitive psychology can be used to optimise patient-doctor relationships, and enhance teaching and diagnosis in dermatology and dermatopathology. Christine Ko, Professor of Dermatology and Pathology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, joins Jonathan for a second podcast episode where they discuss Ko’s publications, dive deeper into cognitive bias and visual perception in clinical practice, and consider the challenges in humanising medicine in dermatology.
Christine Ko is a professor of Dermatology and Pathology at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, specialising in dermatopathology. Ko received her Bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, New Jersey, USA, before receiving her medical degree from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, New York, USA. Her research focuses on squamous cell carcinoma, keratoacanthoma, and clinicopathologic correlation of skin disease. With over 100 publications to her name, she is an established authority in dermatology, publishing numerous reviews and chapters, as well as a book, entitled ‘How to Improve Doctor-Patient Connection: Using Psychology to Optimize Healthcare Interactions’, inspired by her experience as a mother of a patient. Ko’s achievements have recently been recognised by being awarded The OpEd Project Public Voices Fellowship, a national initiative aiming to dramatically increase the public impact of the USA’s top underrepresented thinkers. Outside of academia, Ko enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, writing, and is even due to publish her first children’s book this year.