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Provost Gathering 2020: Breakout
Including Diverse Populations in Clinical Research: Results from a Qualitative Study
Time: 11 a.m. Breakout
Location: Phillips Center Lobby Atrium East
In this session, we will present findings from a qualitative research study that examined health concerns and determinants of research participation among African Americans living in the North Central Florida. During this interactive lecture, we will discuss what drove our research inquiry, how data was collected, our preliminary findings, suggestions for clinicians/researchers looking to build trust from and improve rapport with a diverse population. Additionally, we will present suggestions from community members on what they believe their communities need, and how to increase trust in general between the community and providers. We will further discuss the successes and challenges of our community outreach efforts.
Lecture and Discussion
- Historical underpinnings of racial health inequities in Alachua County
- Improving trust among African Americans and health care providers
- Diversifying research participation pool
Speakers & Panelists
Priscilla A. Amofa Sr. M.A.
Priscilla is a 2nd year Ph.D. student in the Department of Clinical & Health Psychology. Her clinical and research focus is on Alzheimer�s disease and other related dementias (ADRD). Specifically, implementation and adaptation of modifiable behavioral interventions for older adults from underserved populations. Priscilla has extensive clinical and research experience in recruitment and enrollment of diverse populations into research trials. She also has experience working with healthcare providers in addressing needs of patients from diverse backgrounds.
Shellie -Anne Levy Ph.D.
Dr. Levy is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical & Health Psychology. She is an attending neuropsychologist at the Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases. Her research focuses on cognitive changes in older adults with MCI and neurodegenerative disorders. She aims to understand the disparities that influence the onset, diagnosis and treatment of these disorders in minorities. Recent work explores the barriers to their participation in behavioral intervention research. She provides free neurocognitive screenings for underserved individuals with a team of graduate students. They established this service through community outreach efforts and forging relationships with local community organizations.