Addressing Racial Disparities through Rehabilitation Research

 


Illustration of a black man and woman

 


By Nicky Miller


February is Black History Month, a time to renew our commitment to address the persistent racial disparities that affect the health and well-being of people of color in our society.


Black Americans with disabilities often face triple jeopardy, because of their race


Angela Leonte

Research Assistant

Center for Spinal Cord Injury Research
Center for Outcomes and Assessment Research

Angela is a graduate of Rutgers University. At Rutgers University she was involved in research focused on an animal model of drug self-administration to study neural activity and reactivity to cues during drug addiction, withdrawal, and relapse. Angela began working for Kessler Foundation in...


Alexa Bartalotta

Center for Spinal Cord Injury Research
Center for Outcomes and Assessment Research

Stephanie Jimenez

Research Coordinator

Center for Spinal Cord Injury Research
Center for Outcomes and Assessment Research

Dr. Trevor Dyson-Hudson on Spinal Cord Injury

In this episode of Kessler Foundation's podcast, we are talking with Trevor Dyson-Hudson, MD. He is the director of the Center for Spinal Cord Injury Research and the Center for Outcomes and Assessment Research at Kessler Foundation. He spoke with Rob Gerth, the foundation's communications director


April is National Minority Health Month

National Minority Health Month 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 Center for Spinal Cord Injury Research, Center for Outcomes & Assessment Research, and Center for Traumatic Brain Injury Research, 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 John DeLuca, 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.”