In an interview with CBritish Columbia, Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine Assistant Dean of Serving and Engaging Society Dr Gaynor Watson-Creed discusses her recent paper on gaslighting in academic medicine and how it can perpetuate racism. Gaslighting in academic medicine: where anti-Black racism lives discusses anti-Black racism in academic medicine and explores how institutions can address it by identifying and halting gaslighting. Watson-Creed says that though someone may have and report a negative experience, they may be met with a response asserting that they misinterpreted what happened or that it was not racism, causing the person reporting the experience to doubt themselves. “The courage that it takes to do [bring forward a complaint] is incredible, and so institutions really need to look to support the person who is in that lower power position because they’re going to need it,” said Watson-Creed. “They’re going to need that extra support as they work through these claims.” CBC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.