2021-2022 Health Disparities Research Curriculum
Racial and ethnic minorities experience higher rates of disease, disability, and death than their white counterparts. Research to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health is a national priority. We have developed a curriculum to raise awareness about health disparities research among junior investigators and to teach the skills required to incorporate principles of disparities research into their particular areas of research focus. Although this curriculum focuses primarily on racial and ethnic disparities, the principles, methods, and examples will be broadly applicable to other disparities (e.g., gender). The Duke Health Disparities Research Curriculum (HDRC) is designed to increase knowledge and skill of participants in the evaluation, design, and conduct of health disparities research. The curriculum consists of monthly sessions which combine didactics and student activities addressing: • Nomenclature and framework for approaching research involving health disparities • Contributors to health disparities • Role of implicit bias in disparities research • Health disparities research methods across the translational spectrum • Conduct of health disparities research focused on the clinical encounter Please note that this curriculum is not designed to teach basic research design, and participants should have some foundational knowledge on the general principles and issues in research design. The Health Disparities Research Curriculum is led by senior faculty (Laura Svetkey, Kimberly Johnson, Kevin Thomas). Sessions are led by Duke faculty with expertise in health disparities research.
Increased awareness about health disparities research and have the skills required to incorporate principles of disparities research into their particular areas of research focus.
- 20.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 20.50 Attendance