What’s in it for You? The Importance of Latino Representation in Research Studies Webinar

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What’s in it for You? The Importance of Latino Representation in Research Studies

Monday, October 15, 2018

1:00 - 2:00 pm ET



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According to the National Institutes of Health, Hispanic/Latino communities are under-represented in federally funded clinical/cohort research studies. During Hispanic Heritage Month, the HHS Office of Minority Health is focusing its efforts on creating awareness of the importance of Hispanic/Latino community  participation in research studies as a way to improve the health of this population. 


We invite you to join this webinar for an overview on Hispanic/Latino participation in research studies. Speakers will explore factors such as culture, acculturation and fear, among others that are a barrier for enrollment and retention in research studies. 


  • Provide an overview of the importance of minority populations participation in research studies 
  • Identify factors that impede Latinos from enrolling in research studies
  • Highlight programs and share resources that may help Latino communities be more involved in research 



  • Dr. Matthew Lin, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health, Director, Office of Minority Health, US Department of Health and Human Services 
  • Gregory A Talavera, MD, MPH, NIH’s SOL Study Principal Investigator for the San Diego Field Center, Professor, School of Public Health San Diego State University
  • Cariny Nuñez, MPH, CHRM, Senior Public Health Advisor, Food and Drug Administration, Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Maria Lopez-Class, PhD, MPH, Health Disparities Scientist/All of Us Program Officer
  • Edgar Gil Rico, Senior Director for Innovation and Program Development, National Alliance for Hispanic Health


Alexander Vigo-Valentín, PhD, Public Health Advisor, Hispanic/Latino Health Policy Lead, Office of Minority Health, US Department of Health and Human Services


Note: The opinions, findings and conclusions expressed by speakers during this webinar are strictly their own and do not necessarily represent the opinion, views or policies of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), the Office of Minority Health (OMH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement. 

References to publications, news sources, and non-Federal Websites are provided solely for informational purposes and do not imply endorsement by OASH, OMH or HHS. OASH, OMH, and HHS assume no responsibility for the factual accuracy of the content of the individual organization found at non-Federal links. 



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