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Health Disparities

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2020 Agenda


Saturday, September 26, 8:30 to 9:15         

Using Patient Stories in Research to Address Disparities and Change Lives

Dr. Bailey will focus on the importance of patient stories and qualitative research in designing pragmatic and patient-centered outcomes and research interventions to address health disparities. He will highlight experience from his team’s Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) funded study, Management of Diabetes in Everyday Life (MODEL), in using patient input to develop and implement patient-centered interventions to improve diabetes self-care among African American people living in medically underserved areas of the Mid-South. The MODEL study’s successful recruitment and retention of over 670 medically underserved people with diabetes will provide attendees with valuable information that can potentially be adapted to their research settings to help them recruit and retain patients facing disparities by addressing their true needs. 617

Presenter: James Bailey, MD, MPH, FACP, Director, Center for Health System Improvement, Univ of Tennessee Health Science Center

Track: Heath Disparities


Saturday, September 26, 9:20 to 10:05           

Knowledge and Attitudes of Guam Residents Towards Cancer Clinical Trial Participation  

Limited information exists on the knowledge and attitudes of Guam’s population towards cancer clinical research, yet cancer is the second highest cause of death in Guam and among the Chamoru people, Guam’s indigenous population. Ms. Taafaki will share results of a study which explored differences in knowledge and attitudes of Guam’s population towards cancer clinical trial participation, and highlighted important factors for medical providers and researchers to consider. At the time of the study, no cancer clinical trials were being conducted in Guam, despite growing interest. 619

Presenter: Munirih Taafaki, MS, CCRP, Junior Specialist & MSCTR Graduate Program Administrator, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii 

Track: Heath Disparities