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The Doctor Weighs In | 03.12.18

The Urgent Need to Eliminate Gender Bias in Research

Kadija Ferryman, Mikaela Pitcan

Postdoctoral Scholar Kadija Ferryman and Researcher Mikaela Pitcan’s “Fairness in Precision Medicine” report was cited in an article on The Doctor Weighs In about how to overcome gender bias in biomedical research.

“Among the key findings is a potential for bias and discrimination both in datasets (through a lack of cohort diversity; technical processes of data collection and cleaning; or the specific incorporation of electronic health record data) and in outcomes (through too much focus on individual responsibility for health; or the marginalization of population groups with lower health literacy or in less resourced areas).”

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