What’s in it for You? The Importance of Latino Representation in Research Studies
Monday, October 15, 2018
1:00 - 2:00 pm ET
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