Recalibrating the Use of Race in Medical Research

February 16, 2021, Vol 325, No. 7, Pages 605-702


Recalibrating the Use of Race in Medical Research
John P. A. Ioannidis, MD, DSc; Neil R. Powe, MD, MPH, MBA; Clyde Yancy, MD, MSc
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JAMA. 2021;325(7):623-624. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.0003
This Viewpoint reviews the way race has been used and misused in medical research and urges careful consideration by investigators of how its use might ameliorate or worsen health inequalities.