RAISE: Considerations in the Measurement of Race and Ethnicity, Downstream Effects,
and Novel Methods to Address the Issues

Thursday, May 4, 2023

2-3 PM ET

Incomplete and inconsistent capture of information about race and ethnicity workshop 8in real-world data (RWD) limits a full understanding of the distribution, safety, and effectiveness of FDA-regulated products, which impacts the health of the public.

The Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA, in collaboration with FDA's Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, launched RAISE to elevate the capture and curation of race and ethnicity data in health care settings to ultimately improve the quality of health care and medical products.

Speaker bios


        Speaker: Susan C. Winckler RPh, Esq, Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA

Welcome Remarks from FDA
        Speaker: RDML Richardae Araojo, PharmD, MS, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Connecting the Dots
        Speaker: Carla Rodriguez-Watson, PhD, MPH, Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA


       Measurement of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities

       Tegan Boehmer, PhD, MPH
       CDR, US Public Health Service
       Senior Health Scientist, Public Health Informatics Office
       Office of Public Health Data, Surveillance, and Technology         

       Data Collection, Sources, and Algorithms for Race/Ethnicity Determination in VHA 
April Mohanty, MPH, PhD
       Research Health Scientist
       IDEAS Center, Salt Lake City, VAMC                                  

       Susan Zickmund, PhD
       Associate Director
       IDEAS Center, Salt Lake City, VAMC       


Moderated Discussion 
         Moderator: Carla Rodriguez-Watson, PhD, MPH
                           Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA

          Citizen Voice
: Rodney Cavero Samaco, PhD (Baylor College of Medicine) 
          Tegan Boehmer, PhD, MPH
          April Mohanty, MPH, PhD
          Susan Zickmund, PhD