Enhancing Engagement of Communities of Color in COVID-19 Research

On Monday, January 11, 2021, CCHERS held the first virtual Community COVID-19 Conversation about Enhancing Engagement of Communities of Color in COVID-19 Research. This event was moderated by Dr. Candace Feldman, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Panelists and audience members with an array of experiences discussed how communities and hospitals can work together to address issues related to the lack of representation of people of color in research, including in COVID-19 clinical trials.

Featured on the panel:

  • Dr. Izabella Pena, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Whitehead Institute of MIT, ContraCOVID Vice President of Visual Media, and a participant of the Moderna Vaccine Trial

  • Mr. Barry Nelson, Patient Advisor of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Center for Patients and Families and a participant of the Moderna Vaccine Trial

  • Mrs. Karen Barrios, a COVID-19 survivor and a participant of a COVID19 study at Boston Medical Center

  • Dr. Tuhina Neogi, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Boston University School of Medicine and School of Public Health

  • Dr. Thea James, Associate Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Mission of Boston Medical Center

  • Dr. Richard Joseph, Medical Director of Brigham and Women’s Hospital Center for Community Wellness

Tel: 617-373-7240

Fax: 617-373-8797

Location:

CCHERS, Inc.
360 Huntington Avenue
222 YMC
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

 

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