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Gaurav Dave, MD, DrPH, MPH

Gaurav Dave, MD, DrPH, MPH, CHER Associate Director was quoted in a new Medical News Today article: Only 43% of clinical trials report race and ethnicity – What can be done? The article responds to a new study which demonstrates that reporting and representation of race and ethnicity is not yet equitable in clinical trials.

Dr. Dave comments on necessary changes to address this issue:

“Patient-centricity is foundational, and decision-making regarding clinical trial development at the sponsor and investigator levels should start by contextualizing diversity, inclusion, and equity in their practice. Without the direct engagement of underrepresented communities as advisors or advocates during the trial development process, particularly the creation of recruitment and retention plans, efforts to enhance the participation of underrepresented groups are less likely to succeed.”

Read the full Medical News Today article.