Redesigning Culturally Tailored Interventions in the Precision Health Era
Today, nursing science is at a defining moment, situated at the heart of macro-social transformation. Nurse scientists have made significant contributions in behavioral intervention science as well as health equity research by methodically developing, implementing, and advocating culturally tailored interventions to address the needs of unique cultural groups as opposed to using a “one size fits all” approach. Nevertheless, although tailored approaches for target populations’ specific needs have greatly improved the effectiveness of many psychological, behavioral, and educational interventions over the last two decades, culturally tailored interventions that accommodate the “average person” in specific cultural groups have limitations. Hear from Dr. Miyong Kim who will discuss how nursing science has an opportunity to advance health equity research through the development of strategies tailored on the individual level with precision health, addressing not only individuals’ needs associated with their genetic or cultural identities, but also their complex psychosocial phenotypic characteristics.
Miyong T. Kim
PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA
Professor, Associate Vice President for Community Health Engagement, & Maureen Healy Decherd Distinguished Professor, The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing
Trust & Historical Trauma
Historical trauma and misconduct in research have contributed to mistrust in minority and marginalized populations and communities. How has mistrust exacerbated health disparities within these communities, and what is needed to rebuild trust? During this session, three experts will discuss the effects of broken trust/historical trauma in a specific community or population and provide timely, applicable examples of how methods and frameworks can support a nursing agenda that advances equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility in research.
PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor & Joseph Blades Centennial Memorial Professorship, The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing
Assistant Professor and NHCGNE Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing,
Emory University, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
PhD, MPH, LCSW, RN,
PMHNP-BC, ANP-BC, AAHIVS, FAAN
Dean, Duke School of Nursing,
Vice Chancellor for Nursing Affairs,
Duke University School of Nursing
Considerations of Race, Age, & Gender in Research Methods and Frameworks
Research methods and frameworks used to advance nursing science has lacked diverse and inclusive representations of race, age, gender, and other biological and sociocultural factors that can heavily influence health and healthcare outcomes. As we strive to create and apply more inclusive approaches in the research process, the nursing science community must consider what role it plays in creating more equitable approaches. In this session, participants will hear from researchers who will present evidence on how to advance health equity through inclusive team science. We will explore how traditional methods and frameworks have neglected the inclusion of diverse human subjects and has failed to acknowledge their intersecting identities. Lastly, we will discuss the historical and current considerations for capturing the effects of age, race, and gender, and other social constructs to advance nursing science.
PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Professor of Nursing, Calvin Bland Fellow, and Associate Dean for Equity & Inclusion, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Gayenell S. Magwood
PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN
Professor, Medical University of South Carolina, College of Nursing
Vice Dean & Professor,
Arizona State University College of Health Solutions
Ronald L. Hickman, Jr.
PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FNAP, FAAN
The Ruth M. Anderson Endowed Chair & Associate Dean for Research, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University
The Measurement & Implications of Structural Racism, Discrimination & Stigma
How do we measure and account for the complex effects of racism, discrimination, and stigma in health-related studies? In this session, participants will hear from two scientists who will explore this question and offer firsthand insight into multi-level measurement of racism, discrimination and stigma, and its biopsychosocial implications to health outcomes. This panel will use storytelling and research exemplars to discuss frameworks that highlight the holistic implications of racism and discrimination to health-related research.
Assistant Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience,
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Paris “AJ” Adkins-Jackson
Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School
Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Term Scholar, Associate Professor, & Director, Biobehavioral Laboratory and HEalth Resilience and Omics Science (HEROS) Hub, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill