Online Program

Great journey of participating in the institute of medicine

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 1:10 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Margarita Alegria, PhD, Psychiatry--Center for Multicultural MH Research, Harvard Medical School, Somerville, MA
This presentation describes my trajectory as a health services researcher who casts doubt on the mainstream questions typically formulated in research studies and the routine methodology for addressing research involving ethnic/racial minorities. This presentation argues that the social sciences field needs to explore alternative research paradigms and use atypical research strategies to better investigate novel lines of inquiry. Participation in the Institute of Medicine provides this new paradigm in allowing different disciplines and state of the art methodologies to provide answers with the best current evidence. My presentation has two general aims: to describe types of problems posed by minority scholars for which there is almost no information; and second, to provide recommendations both to trainers and funding agencies on how to address these concerns. As this dynamic generation of researchers enters the field, it is time to rethink old models of training to better fit their needs.

Learning Areas:

Diversity and culture

Learning Objectives:
Identify strategies for achieving a successful career as a scientist and public health leader; Describe potential pitfalls, barriers and opportunities for Latino public health researchers; and Discuss approaches for enhancing mentorship and engagement of Latino scholars in public health.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

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Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.