Improving inclusion and engagement of diverse populations in clinical research can broaden the relevance and translation of research findings into practice. This project will develop a toolkit aimed at advancing inclusion and engagement of diverse and minority populations in clinical research. The toolkit will provide researchers and community partners a guide to taking individual, cultural, and structural perspectives into consideration when proposing clinical research. This project will take place southern New Mexico, an area with a highly diverse population, where many groups are impacted by Opiate Use Disorder and there has been low clinical trial engagement. We will examine, adapt, test, and produce a clinical research engagement toolkit that can be used to enhance engagement in clinical research by addressing both individual and structural barriers to engagement.
Kimberly Page, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131