Why are ethnic minorities under-represented in US research studies?

PLoS Med. 2006 Feb;3(2):e49. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0030049. Epub 2005 Dec 27.


Sheikh discusses a new study that found that the main barrier to the participation of minority ethnic people in research lies in their reduced likelihood of being invited to participate.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Attitude to Health
  • Biomedical Research
  • Clinical Trials as Topic*
  • Communication Barriers
  • Ethnic Groups*
  • Humans
  • Minority Groups*
  • Patient Participation*
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • United States