Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Research

In 2020, the Department of Preventive Medicine created a Response to Racism Working Group: Research Impact. The group established three goals:
  1. Create a set of protocols for Embedding a racial and ethnic equity perspective in research, from inception to dissemination.
  2. Identify and strengthen existing and new resources—both internal and external-to promote scholarship in the areas of health equity, racial and ethnic equity, and structural discrimination.
  3. Contribute to the education and training of future health equity scholars.

Research Equity Resources

 To promote racial and ethnic equity in the design and dissemination of research studies.

The Center for Community Health provides support for the following areas: proposal review and support, research assistance, finance and administration guidance and partner brokering and development. 

Stakeholder Academic Resource Panels (ShARPs) offered by the Center for Community Health for community input into proposed research.

Dissemination and Implementation Consultations offered by the Center for Community Health for best practices for translating evidence-based services and programs into clinical and community practice.

Organizations offering services to promote equity, compiled by the Center for Health Equity.

 To offer guidance on measuring, analyzing, and reporting race and ethnicity in data collection, analysis and dissemination.

Tips and Tools for Measuring Race-Ethnicity and Gender

Tips for Incorporating Race-Ethnicity in Data Analysis

National Institutes for Health Diversity Supplement Information

T37 Northwestern University Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Training Program (NU-MHRT)

NIH Health Disparities Research Institute (HDRI)  The HDRI aims to support the research career development of promising early-career minority health/health disparities research scientists and stimulate research in the disciplines supported by health disparities science. Applications will only be accepted from individuals who meet NIH’s early-stage investigator (ESI) eligibility criteria.

 Tips for Reporting on Race-Ethnicity in Publications.

Presentation Slide Deck: Updated Guidance on Reporting Race and Ethnicity in Medical Journals, by Stacy Christiansen, MA, and Annette Flanagin, RN, MA. Northwestern University Department of Medicine, Epidemiology Seminar Series, September 17, 2021.

Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, by International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (2019).

Table 3-1. Offce of Management and Budget (OMB) Race and Hispanic Ethnicity Categories According to a One- and Two-Question Format, by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (2018).

Race, ethnicity, and Language data: Standardization for Health Care Quality Improvement, by Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (2009).

A Framework for Stratifying Race, Ethnicity and Language Data, by Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence (2014).

NIH Policy and Guidelines on The Inclusion of Women and Minorities as Subjects in Clinical Research (2020).

Notice of NIH's Interest in Diversity, by the National Institutes of Health (2019).

NIH Inclusion Enrollment Report, an example format from NIH to collect data on race-ethnicity for data collection from study participants (2012).

NIH Policy on Reporting Race and Ethnicity Data: Subjects in Clinical Research (2001).

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