Martyrdom and Motherhood: The Intersectionality of Heart Disease in Women

In this CME, Amber Johnson, MD, discusses how cultural and racial differences can manifest as social determinants of health, interventions to ensure cardiovascular health equity, and more.

Educational Objectives 

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify some of the social/structural determinants of health
  • Identify how cultural and racial differences can manifest as social determinants of health
  • Discuss the burden of social determinants on healthcare quality (e.g., cardiovascular outcomes)
  • Discuss interventions to ensure cardiovascular health equity


All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity have disclosed all financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. All of the relevant financial relationships for the individuals listed below have been mitigated. 

Dr. Amber Johnson receives;

  • Grant/Research Support: National Institute of Health, Women as One Foundation
  • Consultant: Edwards Life Sciences
  • Other: Medical Board: Clue by Biowink

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh designates enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

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Release Date: 5/10/2023 | Last Modified On: 5/10/2023 | Expires: 5/10/2024