Brianna VanNoy

Black woman focus group

“No research on us without us": Prioritizing inclusion in environmental health

Now more than ever, as scientists rapidly develop COVID-19 therapies and vaccines, the inclusion of Black and Brown folks in research is critically important.

"From Black woman to Black woman, is it a good idea for me to participate in these studies?"

I was not expecting this call or question. We had met a few days earlier when I recruited her for a reproductive health study.

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