Local physicians are bridging the diversity gap in clinical trials.
DALLAS, TX – Diversity in clinical trials has been a constant struggle for researchers across the nation. One local research site uses a modern approach to help drive diversity and increase public awareness of clinical trials.
According to statistics from the National Institute of Health (NIH), about 30% of participants enrolled in clinical trials are minorities. Due to the lack of diverse populations in clinical trials, researchers lack the quality data to understand trial medications’ safety and efficacy.
“Diversity in clinical trials is important for developing new treatments,” says Todd Albin, CEO of Cedar Health Research. “At Cedar Health Research, our database is reflective of the highly diverse population of the Dallas – Fort Worth market. Additionally, physician engaged recruitment helps to break down the barriers of recruiting minority populations into our trials.” With the help Aspen Insights, Cedar Health Research is applying artificial intelligence (AI) technology to help identify trial patients seamlessly.
“There are multiple contributing factors to disparities in clinical trials including lack of patient awareness, lack of invitation, communication barriers and mistrust of the scientific community,” says Dr. Ezekiel Fink, Principal Investigator and Chief Medical Officer at Cedar Health Research.
Cedar Health Research’s Disparities in Clinical Trial Task Force has identified technology and physician-engagement as areas of focus to overcome barriers of participation of underrepresented groups. Through an innovative approach, Cedar Health Research hopes to bridge the diversity gap by making trials more accessible for patients, physicians, and researchers.
Pharmaceutical companies and clinical research organizations who are needing to assistance with clinical trial enrollment can reach out to Cedar Health Research leadership by calling 214-
253-8170 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Cedar Health Research
Cedar Health Research is a multi-specialty clinical research site-network based out of Dallas, Texas. They are powered by state-of-the-art AI technology, a world-class network of researchers, and connectivity to more than 500,000 lives through EHR and LIS database integrations. Cedar Health Research is committed to transforming the clinical research domain through the effective adoption of innovative technologies.