iSchool Capstone

Viscera: a site dedicated to connecting Black women to quality healthcare

Project tags:

equity & inclusion

information policy & ethics

social justice

Social Impact & Social Justice Award

Viscera is a platform that allows black women to write and read reviews about their potential doctors. The reviews are written by black women for black women. This can help to encourage and help black women to find suitable doctors so they can feel safe and cared for. Research shows that Black women's basic health needs are not being met and are constantly overlooked. They are disproportionately burdened by chronic conditions, such as anemia and cardiovascular disease. The history of anti-Blackness and bias in the healthcare system has led many women to distrust the system entirely.

Project participants:

Fanny Mai


Marco Jim


Moniyat Chowdhury


Brenda Obonyo