Bad Blood, Treatment and Lies:

The Impact of the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment, 1932-1972

A simulation workshop

On February 18-19, 2020, Dr. Mark Johnson led a simulation workshop that showed the impact of the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment between 1932-1972 and taught students about racism in the medical profession.

See student reactions and highlights from the event below.


“I think it’s essential for people to know and understand what happened in history, and experiences like this are very memorable and serve that purpose well.”

– Maggie Lee


“It reminds us all that compassion is imperative in the medical field.”

– Hannah Storm


“It is easy to see why people may be mistrusting of the medical community when major studies such as this were carried out for over 40 years.”

– Mikaela Jobe


“It is an interest[ing] way of observing something not a lot of people know about”

– Quillen Thornton


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