Research enterprise should maximize benefits and decrease harm against marginalized communities by rethinking how language and engagement and research frameworks are approached.
Researchers should be trained on the benefits and best practices for engaging in team science with leaders across diverse fields. Researchers should reflect the communities they represent in every dimension, including underrepresented minority groups and individuals with disabilities.
Researchers must take the time to establish relationships, truly listen and have honest engagements to fully engage communities in the research process and ensure research is centered more on the lived experiences of communities.
Change only occurs when we first recognize the problems. Diversity, equity, and inclusion can and should include 'many' even all. Yet grant applicants really have are quite limited in the resource they can build into an application to improve diversity representation in their sample. We must encourage applicants to build in specific ideas and resources to address diversity
What struck me was the number of times the question was posed--how do we reduce disparities now that see the problems more clearly due to COVID-19 and continue to collect strong data? Every panelist admitted how hard it is... more »