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In an interview with Julia Moore Vogel, director of All of Us Research Program, Angie Ange gets a better scope of why diversity in research studies are important, talks about her own journey with the program, and breaks down the concept of predisposition and how that can affect the potential for certain hereditary conditions.
The campaign looks to collect data from all groups of people so researchers can actively study why certain people are affected differently by different health conditions, and find personalized treatments to greatly improve health outcomes.
The All of Us Research Program is the largest most diverse health resource of its kind and is representing all of those groups who have been left out of research in the past (POC, seniors, people living in rural areas, those with low income, LGBTQ, etc).
The development of clinical approaches and guidelines that completely miss the mark in representing Black people has been disappointing.