Works in Progress

Moving beyond allies and accomplices: Asian Americans and racial justice. Co-authors: Victoria Ngo, PhD, Angela Zhang, MD, Russyan Mark Mabeza, MPH, and Monica Hahn, MD.

Organizing for racial justice within academic medicine. Co-author: Eraka Bath, MD.

Racism in peer review. Co-authors: Tongtan (Bert) Chantarat, PhD, Rachel Hardeman, PhD.


Academic publications: Commentaries and essays

Wallace DD, Urquiza K, Raifman R, Ko M. Putting equity at the heart of the US government’s rollout of covid tests and masks. BMJ 2022;376:o344

Esparza CJ*, Simon M, Bath E, Ko M. Doing the work — or not: The promise and limitations of diversity, equity and inclusion in US medical schools and academic medical centers. Frontiers in Public Health. 2022. June. org/10.3389/fpubh.2022.900283

Ko M. Racism in my medical education. Health Affairs. 2020;39(6):1087-91.

Ko M, Ton H. The not-underrepresented minorities: Asian Americans, diversity, and admissions. Academic Medicine. 2020 Feb; 95(2): 184-9.

Ko M, Bindman AB. No man is an island: disentangling multilevel effects in health services research. BMJ Quality and Safety. 2014. March: 23(3): 177-9.


Academic media

Ko M, Shim R. Dismantling institutional racism: It’s time to abandon the U.S. News & World Report Rankings. AM Rounds, Beyond the Pages of Academic Medicine. December 29, 2020.

Ko M, Ton H. Why does the Harvard case on Asian American discrimination matter for academic medicine? AM Rounds, Beyond the Pages of Academic Medicine. December 3, 2019.

Ko M, Bitler M. Medicaid under block grants: Lessons from welfare reform. Health Affairs Blog. July 7, 2017.


News media and other public outlets

Ko M. The anti-Asian racism of US COVID-19 policy. KevinMD. May 4, 2022.

Ko M. It’s time for smart mask policies in schools. Davis Enterprise. March 13, 2022.