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Increasing Inclusivity in Patient Recruitment

Increasing Inclusivity in Patient Recruitment

June 9, 2022 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
Online Event
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Aric Lane

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Increasing the engagement of people from racially/ethnically diverse and lower income communities is critical to addressing the disparities in health and health outcomes for these populations. This session will explore strategies and considerations of engaging diverse communities in clinical/translational research.

Event Materials

1 MBHANDOUT: American Hospital Association Institute for Diversity and Health Equity 2020 Health Equity Snapshot Action Toolkit4 MBSLIDE PRESENTATION: Increasing Inclusivity in Participant Recruitment

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session, attendees will be able to:

  1. Describe the rationale and importance of diversifying research participation
  2. Identify 3 strategies that increase the likelihood of increasing the racial/ethnic and economic diversity of research participants
  3. Describe expectations for inclusion of diverse populations in research and suggested language for reporting on diverse identities

Schedule of Activities

12:00-12:10pm – Welcome, Overview, Introductions
12:10-1:25pm – Presentation and Q & A
1:25-1:30pm – Thank You and Feedback Survey

About the Speaker

Brian E. Saelens, Ph.D. is a Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences (faculty-scientist track) at the University of Washington and Principal Investigator at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. He is the Associate Director of Research in the Division of General Pediatrics and a Principal Investigator in SCRI’s Center for Child Health Behavior and Development. Dr. Saelens is the Interim Research Director for the Center for Diversity and Health Equity at Seattle Children’s and co-leads the Integrating Special Populations program as part of the ITHS. Dr. Saelens is trained as a child clinical health psychologist. His research interests include obesity treatment and prevention, with a focus on family-based pediatric weight management interventions and the examination of policy, systems, and environmental influences on healthy eating and active living. He is interested in the application of equity frameworks to research and to policy, systems, and environment change implementation. Dr. Saelens’ bibliography is available at: