DEI Griffin West Ballroom
Mathematical modelling and the integration of diverse and underserved populations in (pre)clinical research and public health
Friday, July 21 at 9:00am
Morgan Craig, Reginald McGee, Stacey Finley
The SMB Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee was formed in 2020 and focuses on the development, implementation, and oversight of initiatives that support and promote all SMB members regardless of race, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, and disability. This year, the DEI committee is calling attention to mathematical modelling along the drug development pipeline and in public health that focuses on the inclusion of diverse and underserved populations. A pressing problem in (pre)clinical and public health research is the exclusion of many groups of people, thus severely limiting the research conclusions that can be drawn and the overall applicability of the work. Critically, the lack of inclusion in health research reinforces existing inequalities and results in poorer health outcomes. In our 2023 minisymposium, we are highlighting some of the excellent mathematical modelling work being carried out in our Society that seeks to address this high-priority issue in biomedicine and public health. This session will end with a brief panel discussion with our speakers.