The Heart of the Issue Part 2:
Dr. Jayne Morgan on Diversity in Clinical Trials
Dr. Jayne Morgan is a Cardiologist with extensive experience in clinical patient management, as well as pharmaceutical and biotech research. She currently serves as the Director of Innovation and Research for Piedmont Healthcare and is the Clinical Director of the COVID Task Force. For the past 2 decades, she has focused on improving the care and quality of life measures for patients from heterogenous populations, including end-of-life patients without further medical options.
To learn more about Dr. Morgan, see her recent appearance on CNN here.
For years there has been mistrust between people of color and the scientific community which has led to a large deficit in minority participation in clinical trials and genomic research. Nearly 40% of Americans belong to an ethnic minority, yet less than 2% of clinical trials involve any people of color. This deficit is more dangerous than one might think, as it leads to medical treatments and medication that might not work as intended.
Dr. Jayne Morgan is here to share her thoughts on why minorities should participate on more clinical research and speak about ways to get involved.