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Clear communication of race and ethnicity for public health: Best practices & common failings

September 23, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Interested in improving the precision of communicating about race/ethnicity in publication? Join a team of interdisciplinary student researchers presenting a pre-conference workshop before the annual International Association of Population Health Science meeting. The workshop is open to non-conference members or attendees. Gillings students and faculty are encouraged to attend so that collectively we can improve the ways in which we use racial and ethnic data in our research.

This event is hands-on! Attendees will be doing scaffolding small group activities.

During this workshop, participants will:

(1) Identify the harms of biological determinism and the ways in which language used by researchers reflects and perpetuates those ideas.

(2) Understand how to effectively communicate the definitions, coding, and measurement of race and ethnicity in their health scholarship.

(3) Identify ambiguous language regarding definitions, coding, and measurement of race and ethnicity.

(4) Thoughtfully critique & provide feedback on conceptualization, measurement, coding, and interpretation of race & ethnicity in peer review

Attendees will be given a “resource packet,” full of readings, guidelines, and other materials for more thoughtful and clear communication of race and ethnicity in their research.

ANYONE can register! A registration fee is required.


September 23, 2021
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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