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Disparities Research Review Group

The Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities established the Disparities Research Review Group (DRRG) for faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students who are conducting or planning to conduct community-based health disparities research studies. The DRRG is comprised of academic and community stakeholders who have a depth of knowledge and experience in conducting health disparities research.

Specifically, the DRRG will:

  • provide strategies for identifying and engaging communities of interest for consultation and inclusion in the process of developing and refining research questions;
  • identify various strategies for educating, informing, and recruiting individuals or organizations as partners or participants in research; and
  • aid researchers in navigating the administrative obstacles that must be overcome before research can be carried out in community settings.

Investigators may request a review session at any stage of the research process, but they are encouraged to present in the earliest stage of their proposal development. Each monthly, one-hour review group will begin with a brief presentation from the investigator describing their study and presenting two to three key questions for the remaining facilitated discussion. Oral and brief written feedback will be provided following each session.

To learn more about the DRRG or to request a review session, emailĀ Jana Bailey or callĀ (601) 815-9008.