Learn About Perceptions and Implicit Bias

Learning Objectives

After completing this unit, you’ll be able to:

  • Define culture.
  • Define implicit bias.
  • Explain how implicit bias can impact a contact tracing interview.

Implicit Bias

Implicit (or unconscious) biases can impact how contact tracers and contacts interact during the interview. Watch the following video to see Tim Vincent, a member of the UCSF Pandemic Initiative for Equity and Action, explain why culture and context are important during contact tracing interviews. 

The quiz at the end of this unit asks questions about the content of this video. Be sure to watch the video, so you get the information you need to answer the questions. You can find a link to download the presentation slides in the Resources section at the end of this unit. The slides also include content that is presented in the next unit.

Reflect on What You’ve Learned

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In the next unit, you identify strategies for addressing your own implicit bias. 


Did You Watch the Video?

Remember, the quiz asks about the video in this unit. If you haven't watched it yet, go back and do that now. Then you'll be ready to take the quiz.