Gender Diverse Recruitment to Research Projects

  • Deborah J. Bowen
  • Chanita Hughes Halbert
  • Alecia Robinson
  • Uli Boehmer

Participation of families, patients, and communities from diverse population groups in research in general is lower than participation of people from the dominant cultures in the United States (Halbert et al., 2008). The lower participation of minority groups is problematic from both a scientific and a social justice viewpoint. In health research, for example, from a scientific standpoint lack of participation of a specific subgroup, such as ethnic minorities, prevents the exploration of specific ethnic differences in patterns of disease (Burchard et al., 2003; Cooper, Kaufman, & Ward, 2003; Krieger, Chen, Waterman, Rehkopf, & Subramanian, 2005). In turn, the lack of study of the biological and social patterns of disease and risks among diverse ethnic and racial groups leads to the inability to identify differential risks among ethnic groups. Furthermore, although it is widely recognized that health disparities between ethnic groups are overwhelmingly environmental in nature (e.g.,...


Sexual Minority Recruitment Method Recruitment Effort Sexual Minority Woman Preparatory Stage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Deborah J. Bowen
    • 1
  • Chanita Hughes Halbert
    • 2
  • Alecia Robinson
    • 1
  • Uli Boehmer
    • 1
  1. 1.Boston UniversityBostonUSA
  2. 2.University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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