Achieving equity and inclusion in pediatric dermatology research: Priorities and considerations

Pediatr Dermatol. 2021 Nov:38 Suppl 2:179-182. doi: 10.1111/pde.14763. Epub 2021 Aug 16.


As we increase our focus and energy on equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI)-relevant research, we must consider the "what, why, and how" of our work. The goals of this paper are to highlight unique issues pediatric dermatologists face in providing equitable care, pose considerations when reporting data on race and ethnicity, and advocate for standardized classification of race and ethnicity in research.

Keywords: equity; ethnicity; healthcare delivery; healthcare disparities; inclusion; pediatric dermatology research; race.

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Dermatology*
  • Ethnicity
  • Humans