Disparities in life expectancy by race, ethnicity, sex, and socioeconomic status present a significant challenge in the United States and around the world. In response, the world’s largest funder of biomedical research, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), supports a suite of research and career development programs designed to eliminate health disparities.1 Despite the clear message from the NIH that health disparities are a significant concern, the scientific community has not embraced the message.
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Carnethon MR, Kershaw KN, Kandula NR. Disparities Research, Disparities Researchers, and Health Equity. JAMA. 2020;323(3):211–212. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.19329
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