April is National Minority Health Month
By Nicky Miller
is an effort to raise awareness about health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minority populations. Some of the efforts by scientists in Kessler Foundation’s , , and , focus on studying how minorities with disabilities are affected and not properly accommodated for in their communities, at their jobs, and other areas.
“We study how to improve quality of life for individuals from all races and cultures,” says PhD, vice president for research and training. “We also focus on ways to enroll more people from minority groups in research studies. Having greater diversity in our study populations means our findings apply to more people with disabilities.”,
Senior research scientists Lequerica and Krch, are examining the best ways to evaluate quality of life among the Hispanic population and the factors influencing employment post-injury. Fyffe’s current clinical and research interests include reducing disparities in the care and quality of life of medically underserved rehabilitation groups. , PhD, , PhD, and , PhD, study minority populations.
Kessler Foundation research related to minority health:
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