Increasing diversity and inclusion in research has long been a challenge in the clinical research community. At Advarra, we are committed to understanding, advocating for, and investing in increasing diversity and access in the industry.
At our 2021 Virtual Spring Onsemble Conference, Tesheia Harris, Director of Clinical Research, Yale School of Medicine and Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation, Peyton Howell, President, Commercial and Consulting and Chief Commercial & Strategy Officer, Parexel, and Melissa Opraseuth, Chief Operating Officer, par8o, Inc., brought valuable insight on this topic in their panel discussion, Improving Access to Research for Diverse and Underserved Populations. Sharing their unique perspectives, each discussed barriers and strategies for improving access to research for diverse and underserved populations. The discussion presented approaches ranging from grassroots community efforts to enterprise-wide initiatives spanning large research sites and CROs.