About this initiative

Minorities make up about 30 percent of the U.S. population and 70% of the population of Los Angeles County, but only 17 percent of participants in clinical research. In fact, clinical research has long been disproportionately white, a pattern that has contributed to significantly poorer health outcomes for tens of millions of people of color.

While research centers and the federal government have worked to boost minority participation in clinical research for decades, the problem is far from resolved. The SC CTSI is working with a new partner, Hollywood Health and Society to help the public understand the importance of clinical research for all communities through a powerful medium: television.


Questions about the initiative

Mayra Rubio-Diaz
Program Specialist, Community Engagement
mayrarub@usc.edu

NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important - All publications resulting from the utilization of SC CTSI resources are required to credit the SC CTSI grant by including the NIH funding acknowledgment and must comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.