It's Not So Black and White: Race, Health Disparities and How We Report Them

Webinar //


Feb 09 2021, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST


How is race utilized, reported and interpreted in biomedical research? Is the use of race as a variable in clinical research practical or problematic? How can researchers responsibly investigate health disparities between racial groups to work towards meaningful change? In the latest installation of the Levy Library’s Research Insider series, we invite you to join us for a seminar that explores these issues from multiple perspectives, including representatives from the funding, publishing, and research communities.


  • RADM Richardae Araojo, PharmD, MS, Associate Commissioner for Minority Health and Director of the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) in the Office of the Commissioner at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Emma K. Benn, DrPH, Associate Professor in the Center for Biostatistics and Department of Population Health Science and Policy and Founding Director of the Center for Scientific Diversity at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS)
  • Sri Devi Narasimham, Deputy Editor, Cell, Cell Press
  • Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, MD, Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) at the National Insititues of Health (NIH)


Questions? Contact refdesk@mssm.edu.