Sometimes I write things that are very unproductive (in academic medicine relative value units), i.e. no one is paying me and it’s not research.


Works in Progress

Asian Americans and racial justice in medicine. Co-authors: Victoria Ngo, PhD, Angela Zhang, MD, Russyan Mark Mabeza, MPH, and Monica Hahn, MD. (forthcoming, New England Journal of Medicine)

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

Academic publications: Commentaries, essays, blogs etc

Ko M. Improving peer review for structural racism and health research. Health Affairs July 10, 2023. 10.1377/forefront.20230707.6457

Ko M. Sickening: Anti-Black racism and health disparities in the United States. J Health Polit Policy Law 2023; 10640241

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, 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.

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.


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.