Conducting research with racial/ethnic minorities: methodological lessons from the NIDA Clinical Trials Network.
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Multiple studies in the National Institute on Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network (CTN) demonstrate strategies for conducting effective substance abuse treatment research with racial/ethnic minorities (REMs).The objectives of this article are to describe lessons learned within the CTN to (1) enhance recruitment, retention, and other outcomes; (2) assess measurement equivalence; and (3) use data analytic plans that yield more information.This article includes background information and examples from multiple CTN studies on inclusion, measurement, and data analysis.Seven recommendations are included for conducting more effective research on REMs.
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National Institute on Drug Abuse (U.S.)
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.3109/00952990.2011.596973
Publication InfoBurlew, A Kathleen; Weekes, Jerren C; Montgomery, La'Trice; Feaster, Daniel J; Robbins, Michael S; Rosa, Carmen L; ... Wu, Li-Tzy (2011). Conducting research with racial/ethnic minorities: methodological lessons from the NIDA Clinical Trials Network. The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse, 37(5). pp. 324-332. 10.3109/00952990.2011.596973. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/19986.
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Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Education/Training: Pre- and post-doctoral training in mental health service research, psychiatric epidemiology (NIMH T32), and addiction epidemiology (NIDA T32) from Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health (Maryland); Fellow of the NIH Summer Institute on the Design and Conduct of Randomized Clinical Trials.Director: Duke Community Based Substance Use Disorder Research Program.Research interests: COVID-19, Opioid misuse, Opioid overdose, Opioid use disorder