About Integrating Special Populations

We provide investigators with access to experts, resources, and education to enhance the inclusion of diverse populations across the life course in clinical and translational research.

Recruiting and retaining diverse participants in clinical research continues to be a major barrier to addressing today's pressing health concerns. Integrating Special Populations (ISP) places particular attention on groups that have been historically underrepresented in research or who experience significant health disparities in North Carolina.

These groups include but are not limited to: the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, African Americans, rural populations, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, and those in the most vulnerable age categories: the young and older adults.

ISP provides special populations consultation for all phases of research.
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We offer a range of educational and training resources.
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We develop tools and resources to promote recruitment and retention.
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Request help with ISP.  For questions about the consultation process, please contact Abigail Haydon.