The Association of Clinical Research Professionals

Diversity of Research Personnel: Knowing Who We Are to Know Who We Serve

Lack of diversity in study subjects’ recruitment impacts the generalizability of research findings.

Evaluating the research team diversity and backgrounds will inform study design and recruitment strategies. In turn, this will increase the diversity among recruited subjects and make research findings more generalizable and applicable to all populations.

Upon completion of this continuing education program, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize how lack of diversity among research personnel impacts the generalizability of research findings
  • Apply that knowledge to study design and research team structure to increase diversity in subject recruitment
  • Evaluate their existing research team backgrounds and how to leverage that to augment patient enrollment and increase the generalizability of their findings

Bashar Shihabuddin, MD, MS, Professor Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Jessica Fritter, MACPR, ACRP-PC, Clinical Research Administration Manager, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Approved for 1.0 ACRP Contact Hours | Expires June 23, 2024