Using Trigger Films to Confront Racism and Bias in Health Profession Education

Using Trigger Films to Confront Racism and Bias in Health Profession Education

Attendees will view trigger films, short emotional films, and participate in a discussion around bias management strategies in an academic setting. During this hands-on session, attendees will be able to identify bias, utilize the knowledge and implement skills from this offering to confront racism when/where bias occurs. Attendees will make progress toward creating a community of inclusion and belonging for all students, faculty, and staff.


Margie Molloy, DNP,RN, CNE, CHSE

Margory “Margie” Molloy, DNP, RN, CNE, CHSE is an Associate Professor and Assistant Director of the Center for Interprofessional Education and Care at the Duke University. Dr. Molloy represents the nursing arm of the interprofessional team and is actively involved in developing interprofessional collaborative experiences that focus on patient safety, effective teamwork, and communication. Dr. Molloy’s work with innovative use of telepresence robots for distance-based education has garnered local and national media coverage. Dr. Molloy led her team in the simulation lab to a successful accreditation from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) in the Teaching/Education Standard.

Nikki Petsas Blodgett, PhD, RN, CHSE

Nikki Petsas Blodgett, PhD, RN, CHSE, is the Director of the Center for Nursing Discovery (CND) and an Assistant Professor at the Duke University School of Nursing. As the CND Director, she works with faculty to incorporate standards of best practices in simulation into their courses, helps to design, implement and evaluate student learning in a safe environment. Dr. Blodgett earned her Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing from Marycrest International University (BSN, 2000), her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of Iowa College of Nursing with a focus on Occupational & Environmental Health (MSN, 2003), and Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing from The University of Iowa College of Nursing with a focus on Adult & Gerontological Nursing (PhD, 2014). She is an International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning Research Fellow (INACSL, 2018-2019). Dr. Blodgett and colleagues developed the Simulation Workload Model that provided key conceptual underpinnings of workload determinants for faculty engaged in simulation-based teaching methods. She has published in peer-reviewed journals, presented at national and international conferences, and received awards recognizing the significance and high quality of her work. Dr. Blodgett is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH), and serves on the INACSL’s Nominations and Election Committee.

Angela Richard-Eaglin, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC, CNE, FAANP

Angela Richard-Eaglin is the Associate Dean for Equity at the Yale School of Nursing. She is a champion for expanding diversity and inspiring cultural intelligence and humility in health care organizations, health professions education programs, and in clinical practice. Her nursing career has been dedicated to promoting and advancing equity among under-represented, marginalized, stigmatized, and financially burdened populations. She is a Certified Professional Cultural Intelligence (CQ) I&II and Unconscious Bias Facilitator and Coach and is very active in facilitating workshops for health professions educators, students, and health care professionals. The guiding principles for her unrelenting commitment to inclusive excellence are advocacy, stewardship of quality care based on the highest standards, and tilting the scales of social justice toward advancing equality and equity, especially in healthcare. Dr. Richard-Eaglin is a globally recognized leader for her dedication to and support of initiatives aimed at expanding diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging opportunities for underrepresented individuals and populations.