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.
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 »
Research enterprise should maximize benefits and decrease harm against marginalized communities by rethinking how language and engagement and research frameworks are approached.
The path to health equity includes an examination of structural racism and bias; as part of this work, researchers must consider the intersectionality of disability, race and income when planning and implementing research.
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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
Significant changes need to take place at an institutional level to advance health disparities research and methods development, including addressing procedures in the grant review and funding processes that systematically limit minoritized researchers' access to grant funding and leadership roles.
Comprehensive conceptualizations of racism that include intersectionality, the use of targeted non-euphemistic terminology, multigenerational models, cultural sensitivity, and interventional studies must be developed to combat health disparities.