What are the attitudes of diverse populations toward genetic research results?
Do patients who are American Indian face unique barriers to kidney transplantation?
Is it difficult to recruit minorities for research studies?
This Retreat brings together staff from across Mayo Clinic to discuss health disparities, to learn about resources and research at Mayo, and explore opportunities for collaboration.
This year’s Keynote, who kicks off Day One, will be Kimberly Arriola, PhD, Professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Public Health, and Researcher, Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University. Day One also includes scientific presentations, health disparities programmatic updates, and an important session entitled, “Increasing Participation of Underserved Populations in Research.” Day Two includes an enterprise-wide health equity update, with leadership from all three shields, and a unique engagement session entitled, “Healthcare Modes of Delivery as a Means of Reducing Disparities.” For this session, OHDR is pleased to feature, among other presenters, Pernessa Seele, PhD, founder and CEO of The Balm in Gilead, Inc., which works to reduce health disparities of people of the African Diaspora through partnership with their faith institutions.
The retreat will also feature opportunities to learn about:
About our 2017 Keynote Speaker:
Dr. David Williams is the Norman Professor of Public Health at Harvard University, and a renowned research in health disparities and social influences on health. He is the developer of the "Everyday Discrimination Scale," currently one of the most widely used measures to assess perceived discrimination in health studies, and in 2016 he was named the most cited health disparities researcher in the past thirty years, with three publications in the top 100 cited health disparities articles worldwide.
VIDEO: Learn More About Dr. William's work: CLICK HERE
VIDEO: Watch Dr. William's TedMed Talk How Racism Makes Us Sick: CLICK HERE
The Office of Health Disparities Research (OHDR) Annual Retreat is a gathering of Mayo Clinic researchers, clinicians, educators, administrators, and leaders from across the institution and from a variety of disciplines, to share knowledge, germinate new ideas, network with one another, discuss health disparities research priorities, and develop working health disparities research collaborations. The event is open to Mayo Clinic personnel only.
Keynote:Eliseo Perez-Stable, M.D.
Director of the NIH's National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)