Transformative Research Requires Insider Researchers


Throughout this speak, Leticia Márquez-Magaña, Ph.D. mentioned the significance of insider researchers–researchers who’re members of the populations being studied–in biomedical and behavioral analysis. Dr. Márquez-Magaña coated well being disparities in socially deprived teams and the way insider researchers can leverage their group’s cultural wealth to enhance the inclusion of examine members, strengthen analysis methodology, and in the end improve the rigor and influence of research.


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About Dr. Márquez-Magaña

Portrait of Leticia Márquez-Magaña, Ph.D.

Dr. Márquez-Magaña is a professor of biology, a member of the founding college of the Well being Fairness Institute, and the director of the Well being Fairness Analysis Laboratory at San Francisco State College (SFSU). She can be the Lead Principal Investigator of the SF BUILD venture, funded by the NIH Widespread Fund, and a part of the Enhancing the Variety of the NIH-Funded Workforce program initiative.

Dr. Márquez-Magaña is the eldest youngster of Mexican immigrants to america. She is a native-born American and started her schooling talking solely Spanish. She mastered English and have become the primary in her household to finish highschool. She then attended Stanford College to earn B.S. and M.S. levels in organic sciences and a Ph.D. in biochemistry on the College of California, Berkeley. She returned to Stanford for post-doctoral coaching in Molecular Pharmacology. Collectively, these experiences inform her views on science and her analysis on how systemic racism “will get below the pores and skin.”

Concerning the Director’s Innovation Speaker Collection

The Nationwide Institute of Psychological Well being (NIMH) established the Director’s Innovation Speaker Collection to encourage broad, interdisciplinary pondering in creating scientific initiatives and packages and to press for theoretical leaps in science over the continuation of incremental thought. Innovation audio system are inspired to explain their work from the angle of breaking via current boundaries and creating profitable new concepts, in addition to working exterior their main space of experience in ways in which have pushed their fields ahead. We encourage discussions of the that means of innovation, creativity, breakthroughs, and paradigm-shifting.

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