Title of Presentation

Improving Latina participation in research at OHSU Background

Presenter Information

Yareli Cornejo TorresFollow

Presenter Biography

My name is Yareli Cornejo Torres. I am a junior at Portland State University and am a BUILD EXITO scholar. My major is Public Health with an emphasis in Community Health Education

Institution

PSU

Program/Major

Public Health- Community Health

Degree

BS

Presentation Type

Presentation

Room Location

Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 294

Start Date

April 2019

End Date

April 2019

Abstract

Yareli Cornejo Torres, Blair Darney PhD, MPH, Sara McCrimmon BS,

Kaitlin Schrote BS

Title

Improving Latina participation in research at OHSU

Background

The Women’s Health Research Unit (WHRU) within the Department of OB/Gyn at OHSU conducts clinical trials focused on a broad variety of women’s health topics. The WHRU recognizes that the generalizability of its research could be improved if more non-English speaking women, particularly Latinas, participated in studies. The objective of this study is to understand current practice for translation services at OHSU (clinical and research), identify supply and demand-side barriers to increasing recruitment of Spanish-speaking women, and propose strategies for improvement.

Methods

This project combines synthesis of available information (published and on-line), key informant interviews, and surveys with community-dwelling Latinas. We have begun the synthesis and key informant interview phase to evaluate the supply side; next we will develop a survey focused on barriers to participation in research on the demand side. We will work with our partners at the Consulate of Mexico to recruit women for this survey. We will triangulate these data sources to develop strategies to improve recruitment.

Results

The project will identify supply and demand-side barriers and opportunities to increasing Latina participation in health research. The results will allow us to hear the needs of the Latina community and work together with them to make OHSU a more inclusive and equitable space.

Public Health Significance

Improving recruitment of Latinas will improve the generalizability of our research and promote equity and inclusion.

Comments/Notes

I am flexible with either doing a oral or poster presentation. I would however, prefer to do a oral presentation.

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Improving Latina participation in research at OHSU Background

Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 294

Yareli Cornejo Torres, Blair Darney PhD, MPH, Sara McCrimmon BS,

Kaitlin Schrote BS

Title

Improving Latina participation in research at OHSU

Background

The Women’s Health Research Unit (WHRU) within the Department of OB/Gyn at OHSU conducts clinical trials focused on a broad variety of women’s health topics. The WHRU recognizes that the generalizability of its research could be improved if more non-English speaking women, particularly Latinas, participated in studies. The objective of this study is to understand current practice for translation services at OHSU (clinical and research), identify supply and demand-side barriers to increasing recruitment of Spanish-speaking women, and propose strategies for improvement.

Methods

This project combines synthesis of available information (published and on-line), key informant interviews, and surveys with community-dwelling Latinas. We have begun the synthesis and key informant interview phase to evaluate the supply side; next we will develop a survey focused on barriers to participation in research on the demand side. We will work with our partners at the Consulate of Mexico to recruit women for this survey. We will triangulate these data sources to develop strategies to improve recruitment.

Results

The project will identify supply and demand-side barriers and opportunities to increasing Latina participation in health research. The results will allow us to hear the needs of the Latina community and work together with them to make OHSU a more inclusive and equitable space.

Public Health Significance

Improving recruitment of Latinas will improve the generalizability of our research and promote equity and inclusion.