NIH Jul 1, 2000 | K01

Concepts of Race & Ethnicity in Genetics Research

Principal Investigator(s): Hunt, Linda

Institution: Michigan State University

FOA Number: PA-99-050

Abstract

This project will examine how genetic scientists and clinicians integrate concepts of race and ethnicity into their work. Using a combined qualitative and quantitative approach, this project will explore how race and ethnicity are defined and categorized; how implicitly social constructs about racial and ethnic differences may be affecting these concepts and practices; and ways that unexamined constructs of racial and ethnic differences may influence how genetic knowledge is interpreted and applied. The specific aims are to: 1) identify the perceptions and expectations of genetic scientists and clinicians regarding the importance of race and ethnicity to their work; 2) describe how race and ethnicity are understood and how classifications are made by genetic scientists and clinicians in their research and practice; and 3) explore how research findings and clinical experiences regarding the relevance of race and ethnicity are interpreted and applied by genetic scientists and clinicians.

FUNDING AGENCY:

Funder:
NIH

Institute:
NATIONAL HUMAN GENOME RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Funding Type:
K01

Project Number:
K01HG002299

Start Date:
Jul 1, 2000

End Date:
May 31, 2005

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