Addressing Race as a Variable in Pediatric Studies

Addressing Race as a Variable in Pediatric Studies

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Black Lives Matter has elevated the conversation on racial and ethnic disparities. Despite recent focus within ATS on populations at risk for health care disparities, research tools to understand the impact of race as more than a scientific variable are underdeveloped. This session seeks to apply these principles to pediatric lung disease. By understanding the impact of race on the clinical care and outcomes of infants and children with sickle cell disease, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, and pulmonary hypertension, the pediatric pulmonary community may be able to apply these approaches and make progress in reducing pediatric respiratory health disparities.

CME credits and/or Certificates of Completion are not provided for this session.

1- Understand the use of race as a variable in pediatric research studies

2- Identify populations at risk for health disparities across several pediatric pulmonary diseases

3- Integrate new strategies in clinical practice and research that will have the effect of closing the disparity gap for children in the US and globally

Paul E. Moore, MD, ATSF: Focus on Racial Disparities by the ATS Pediatrics Assembly

Kim Smith-Whitley, MD: Racial Healthcare Disparities in Sickle Cell Disease

Rita M. Ryan, MD, ATSF: Racial Disparities in Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

Eric D. Austin, MD, MSc: Racial Disparities in Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension

Robin R. Deterding, MD: Strategies in Addressing Racial Disparities in Pediatric Pulmonary Disease

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