Will Black People Ever Trust Clinical Trials?

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Ebony: JULY 16, 2014

Dr. Danielle N. Lee on the complicated need for Blacks to trust science…and for researchers to earn that trust

Writer Evette Dionne recently penned a very personal yet important article about her own HPV diagnosis for Bustle.

Dionne calls attention to a reality in health science research – the lack of adequate research on health issues specific to minority populations. As interest in population-based medicine delivery grows, funding to study effectiveness of vaccines and other treatments in ethnic minority populations is hard to come by, as are clinical trial participants for these studies. Concerning calls to eliminate health disparities, African-Americans often communicate conflicting messages: Help us now! and No, we don’t trust you!  Read more

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