Guest Lecture: The Diversity Mandate in US Biomedical Research: Precision, Inclusion, and Equity
- Date: –12:00
- Location: Engelska parken
- Lecturer: Janet K. Shim, PhD, MPP, is Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco.
- Organiser: Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies on Racism (CEMFOR)
- Contact person: Patricia Lorenzoni
This talk shares some preliminary findings from an ongoing study of precision medicine research initiatives in the US that explicitly seek to diversify populations represented in biomedical research.
This talk shares some preliminary findings from an ongoing study of precision medicine research initiatives in the US that explicitly seek to diversify populations represented in biomedical research. Investigators focused on precision medicine research (PMR) have recognized the critical need to enhance diversity – along dimensions of race and ethnicity, but also along other dimensions as well – and have implemented a wide variety of approaches to achieve this. Drawing on data from participant observation of PMR study activities, in-depth semi-structured interviews with PMR investigators, and review of funding announcements and other documents related to PMR, this presentation traces how goals of diversity and inclusion are implemented in the context of large cohort and intervention studies. We examine how these initiatives define “diversity,” engage in research practices to recruit, enroll, and engage diverse communities, and manage data collection and analysis processes to speak to scientific questions around diversity.
For more information, please visit Cemfors' website www.cemfor.uu.se.
The Guest lecture is planned for Zoom. If it will be possible to organized at campus, the lecture will be held at campus and via Zoom.