Diversity Resources

Over the past few decades, the FDA has promoted enrollment practices that would lead to clinical trials that better reflect the population most likely to use the drug if the drug is approved, primarily through broadening eligibility criteria. Despite these efforts, challenges to participation in clinical trials remain, and certain groups continue to be underrepresented in many clinical trials. While the FDA has offered guidance on diversity and inclusion, there are many other resources available. We’ve collected some of these resources below.


Diversity Groups & Resources:

Black Women in Clinical Research
https://bwicr.com/

Black Men in Clinical Research
◦ Posts on Facebook
◦ Posts on LinkedIn

Black Health Matters
https://blackhealthmatters.com

The Confess Project
www.theconfessproject.com

Chess and Community
www.chessandcommunity.org

Black Men in White Coats
https://www.blackmeninwhitecoats.org/

Latins in Clinical Research
www.latinosinclinicalresearch.com
◦ Please remember that Puerto Rico has significant capabilities for clinical trials and access to patients and is part of the US!

Native American Clinical Trial Participation
https://www.navajo-nsn.gov/govt.htm
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2546598/

Asians in Clinical Research
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24603005/

National Medical Association
www.nmanet.org

American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation
https://www.aafp.org/
• The Everyone Project https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/the-everyone-project/toolkit.html
• Centre for Diversity and Health Equity https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/the-everyone-project/aafp-center-for-diversity-and-health-equity.html

The Case for Clinical Trial Diversity

Circle of Trust Exercise

Syneos Health Insights Hub

https://www.syneoshealth.com/insights-hub/look-inward-improve-diversity-equality-inclusion-biopharmaceutical-industry

WCG Podcasts

https://www.wcgclinical.com/insights/podcast

Veteran’s Affairs:

https://www.research.va.gov/
https://goto.webcasts.com/viewer/event.jsp?ei=1418587&tp_key=f88ca54ad3
https://www.research.va.gov/researchers_whoserved/default.cfm

Temitope Keyes, Adaptive Clinical Systems (Co-chair)

Leslie Franceschi, Syneos Health (Co-chair)

Zach Mitchell, iResearch Atlanta

Shishuka Malhotra, Neuro-Behavioral Clinical Research

Kimberly Wolf, Synergy San Diego

Patrick Ezeh, Biogen

Nadine McLeod, Biogen

Poorvi Chablani, Biogen

Sarah Titus, Sage

Taylor McCleod, Sage

Ariel Brown, Sage

Van Johnson, Benchmark Research

Nichole Gutierrez, Pillar Clinical Research

Tricia Gunter, ONO Pharma

Jennifer Gaskin, Centrexion

Irena Webster, Forma Therapeutics

Stacy Rumberger, Neuro-Behavioral Clinical Research

Luke Kramer, The STARR Coalition

Please note: This list only includes those resources and groups that The STARR Coalition is familiar or affiliated with. If you know of other resources that could be included in this list, please contact us at starrcert@thestarr.org. Thank you!