2021 News Mentions

Dec. 2, 2021: Univision La Voz de la Mañana (En Español)

COVID-19 variants

Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable participated in televised discussion on COVID-19 variants

Dec. 1, 2021: Telemundo Hoy Día (En Español)

COVID-19 variants and booster shots

Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable participated in televised discussion on COVID-19 variants and booster shots

Nov. 10, 2021: Washington Post Live

Health Equity: Medical Research

When it comes to scientific and early-stage medical research in the United States, equity is still an issue. In fact, African Americans, Asians, Latinos and Native Americans are vastly underrepresented in research and trials.

Oct. 29, 2021: Bloomberg TV

Bringing Diversity to COVID-19 Vaccine Trials

Drs. Gary Gibbons and Eliseo Pérez-Stable of the National Institutes of Health join Caroline Hyde on Bloomberg TV to talk about racial disparities in vaccinations.

Aug. 15, 2021: Univision (En Español)

COVID-19 vaccines: What the health authorities are doing to convince the skeptics

Dr. Pérez-Stable talks about the latest developments regarding the COVID-19 vaccines and encourages the Hispanic community to get vaccinated.

July 1, 2021: Univision (En Español)

The five states where high delta outbreaks of covid-19 are expected

Government health experts say people vaccinated against the coronavirus with Pfizer and Moderna are protected against the Delta variant.

May 26, 2021: W Radio (Colombia, En Español)

What is the situation of Latinos facing COVID-19 in the United States?

Vaccination in the U.S. is on the right track, however, the health authorities are concerned that there is a sector of the citizenry that does not want to be vaccinated.

May 25, 2021: Telemundo Hoy Dia (En Español)

Will 70% of the population be vaccinated against COVID-19 by July 4? An expert opines

Dr. Pérez-Stable talks about the effort to vaccinate Latinos and other communities of color.

May 12, 2021: Telemundo 39 (Kansas City)

The COVID-19 vaccine in the Hispanic community

Dr. Pérez-Stable joins U.S. Representative Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) to talk about vaccine confidence and safety in the Latino community.

April 30, 2021: CNN En Español

Latinos, most affected by covid-19 in the US. Why?

Dr. Pérez-Stable discusses with Juan Carlos López COVID-19 in the Latino community and why it’s important to be vaccinated.

April 27, 2021: NTN24 (En Español)

COVID-19 and vaccines

Dr. Pérez-Stable debunks common myths about vaccines for the Latino community.

April 18, 2021 : The New York Times

The NIH awards $33 million to fund research on coronavirus testing in schools

“Establishing frequent Covid-19 testing protocols for schools in vulnerable and underserved communities is essential to the safe-return-to-school effort, and these projects will inform decision makers on the best strategies to accomplish this,” Dr. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, director of NIH’s National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities and co-chair of the RADx-UP program, said in the announcement on Thursday.

April 14, 2021: Univision (En Español)

The race against time to beat the variants of the coronavirus

Mass vaccination faces new challenges and seeks to reduce infections and deaths.

April 9, 2021: La Politica Online

U.S. Works to Combat Vaccine Mistrust and Misinformation Among Latinos

Providing Spanish-language information on Covid-19 and vaccines and combating misinformation amongst Latinos and other communities of color are a key focus of the government as vaccination campaigns ramp up across the country, according to Dr. Eliseo J. Perez-Stable, the Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.

April 7, 2021: EFE News Agency (En Español)

Efforts Bear Fruit and Most Latinos will be Vaccinated in Summer

Despite a hesitant start, the efforts of the health authorities are bearing fruit and the figures of the vaccination campaign are beginning to take off among Latinos, so that the majority of Hispanics could be vaccinated against COVID-19 this summer.

March 17, 2021: NBC News

Latino, Black, faith leaders of color get Covid-19 shots to combat vaccine reluctance

The interfaith “vaccine confidence” event targeted in particular Black, Latino and other communities of color, with the aim of overcoming reluctance among populations disproportionately hit by a pandemic that has killed more than a half-million people in the country.

March 2021: American Thoracic Society

ATS interviews NIMHD Director, Dr. Pérez-Stable for their March 2021 News Quarterly

Dr. Perez-Stable discusses NIMHD’s mission to catalyze research to understand and address minority health and health disparities to promote health equity, including through its science visioning process. He outlines the institute’s initiatives to address COVID-19 health disparities and other projects related to respiratory disease, and also discusses the steps NIMHD is taking to engage more individuals from minority backgrounds to pursue careers in research.

Feb. 15, 2021: CenterWatch

Seeking Patient Input Early Helps Ensure Minority Participation in Trials

Clinical trial researchers should include input from patients before the trial design and consent process even begins to ensure that minority participants feel included and that all study participants stay engaged until the study is complete.

Jan. 27, 2021: TechTarget

CIOs use data, tech to tackle racial disparities in healthcare

Race, income level, employment, underlying conditions and access to healthcare all play parts in contributing to differences in COVID-19 mortality rates. Underrepresented groups often work more jobs and take front-line roles, rather than quarantine at home and work remotely, thus increasing their risk, Pérez-Stable said.

Page updated September 23, 2022