From the long search for an HIV cure to the recent breakthroughs in COVID-19 vaccines, clinical trials have always been a critical part of the response to any public health crisis. People who volunteer for groundbreaking vaccine trials are helping make the future healthier for all of us. But what happens when the communities who need these vaccines the most are left out of their development? How we do address the racial and socioeconomic barriers that create inequities in medical research trials? Let’s find out.
In this latest episode of Fenway Health’s Pride in Our Health podcast, we chat with Dr. Kathryn Stephenson, Director of the Clinical Trials Unit at the Center for Virology and Vaccine Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
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