Learners will explore what stereotype threat is, what triggers it, how the psychological process unfolds, and the impact on students. 

Then learn measures to reduce this threat at the institutional, faculty-student, and student-student levels. 

Byronna Mathews, RN, BSN, Student Midwife


Bryonna Mathews is a second year student in the Nurse-Midwifery and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program at UCSF, where she is a teaching assistant for the Contraception and Sexual Reproductive Health in Primary Care course. She received her BSN from Emory University in 2014 and has been working as a labor and delivery nurse over the past 4 years. She is currently employed at Highland Hospital in Oakland, CA. where she enjoys serving mainly low-income uninsured, women of color from various backgrounds. She has worked as a nurse and as birth/postpartum doula in a variety of settings, from private practice, to free-standing birth centers, to public facilities. Her passion for global health influenced her decision to pursue a minor in global health where she participated in a program providing maternal-child health quality improvement training services in Malawi. Currently, she is doing research around cervical cancer disparities and barriers to cervical cancer screening and prevention among African-American Women.
Byronna Mathews, RN, BSN, Student Midwife

Cynthia Belew, RN, MS, CNM, WHNP-C

Cynthia Belew is a clinical professor in the nurse-midwifery education program at UCSF, where she has taught for 18 years. She serves on the Diversity in Action Committee at UCSF and has been recognized by students as a leader in creating optimal learning environments for marginalized and struggling students. She has spoken on the topic of stereotype threat to multiple audiences at the local and national level and along with a colleague won university funds to bring experts to the UCSF faculty for a workshop on the topic. She has received multiple awards for excellence in teaching.
Cynthia Belew, RN, MS, CNM, WHNP-C

This course has been approved by MEAC for 1.5 hours of continuing education. The MEAC approval number for this course is M2021-45-0301DE, and this approval is current through February 25th, 2023.

This course was previously approved by MEAC for 1.5 hours of continuing education under MEAC approval number M1819-49-0407DE, through February 25th, 2021.

Course curriculum

  • 01
    Webinar Replay: Stereotype Threat
    Show details
    • Stereotype Threat Webinar
  • 02
    Post-Test and CE Certificate
    Show details
    • MEAC Evaluation Questions
    • MEAC Post-test
    • MEAC CE Certificate

Instant Unlimited Access

Take the course, print your CE certificate, retain access for later reference.


  • By Rebecca Walker

    “Excellent. A must watch and learn.”

    “Excellent. A must watch and learn.”

    Read Less