2020 News Mentions

December 24, 2020: NPR

'Trusted Messengers, Trusted Messages': How To Overcome Vaccine Hesitancy

To gain the trust of many different groups in the U.S., public health messengers must also demonstrate not just cultural awareness, but "cultural humility" says Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, director of NIH's National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.

November 19, 2020: The Power of Trust and Truth

By Drs. Dr. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable and Gary H. Gibbons
La Vision Newspaper (En Español)

COVID-19 has killed more than 230,000 the U.S., the death toll continues to rise, and the pandemic’s impact is disproportionate. Though a third of the population, Latinos, African Americans and American Indians account for more than half of COVID-related cases and require hospitalization and die at rates higher than whites. These awful statistics are also deeply personal: they represent our loved ones, too, as our roots are in these very communities. But getting and sharing the facts about COVID-19 and trusting science can help turn the tide for pandemic-strapped communities of color.

November 1, 2020: American Psychological Association (APA)

Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, speaks with APA

Dr. Pérez-Stable talks about the Institute’s 10th anniversary and describes its achievements and new initiatives to enhance health of all populations. He also addresses topics such as the root causes of health inequities, community-based research, suicide among Black youth, and increasing the diversity of the scientific workforce.

October 8, 2020: Not Old - Better Show with Paul Vogelzang (Smithsonian Podcast)

NIH Minority and Diversity COVID-19 Outreach

Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable speaks about why it is critical that all Americans have access to rapid, accurate diagnostics for COVID-19, especially underserved and vulnerable populations who are bearing the brunt of this disease.

September 23, 2020: NBC Dallas

Community Conversations: NIH To Fund Project Targeting Minority Communities Affected By COVID-19

The National Institutes of Health will award $12 million to fund community engagement research efforts in areas hardest hit by COVID-19. NBC 5's Bianca Castro spoke with NIMHD Director Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable. M.D., and Jamboor Vishwanatha, Ph.D., University of North Texas Health Science Center, who will lead the team in charge of efforts in Texas to engage with ethnic and racial minority communities disproportionately affected by the pandemic.

August 2, 2020: ABC News

As vaccines move into phase 3 trials, diversity must be at top of agenda
Researchers worry that clinical vaccine trials haven't been diverse enough.

Ensuring Black and ethnic minority participation in coronavirus vaccine trials is key if we want a truly effective coronavirus vaccine, according to top epidemiology experts.

May 27, 2020: The New Americans Media

Saving Minorities: How to Prepare for a Second Wave of COVID-19

Most racial and ethnic minority groups have suffered a disproportionate burden of illness and death in this COVID-19 pandemic. Why is it so? Two reasons, says Dr. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, the director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities – underlying health problems, and higher likelihood of being exposed to the virus due to living and working conditions.

April 22, 2020: Voice of America

As More Minorities Die, US Doctors Ask Trump for More Victim Data

Data collected so far shows that the coronavirus is killing African-Americans at an alarmingly higher rate than it’s killing white people.

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