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Capturing More Voices: A Penn Team’s Push to Make Research More Inclusive

Penn Medicine News April 30, 2024

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Research is a driving force of medical progress—but is it truly inclusive of the voices and experiences of those it seeks to help? 

The way research is conducted can often leave out important voices, like people from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds, those who speak languages other than English, or those with limited literacy. Rachel Kohn, MD, MSCE, an assistant professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care and core faculty in Penn’s Palliative and Advanced Illness Research (PAIR) Center, is looking to change that.