6.3 Case Study: Diversity in Clinical Trials

In this video, created by the US Food and Drug Administration as part of its “Year of Clinical Trial Diversity”, a stakeholder living with sickle cell disease explains the importance of diversity in clinical trials.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the importance of including a diverse population in a clinical trial
  • Discuss a potential consequence of not including a minority group in a clinical trial to test a new drug

Video Tutorial

FDA Video: Shirley’s Story: Diversity is Critical to Making Better Medical Products



What expectations do you think researchers have of you as a Citizen Scientist?