Researchers publish call to action for research ethics in the time of COVID-19, BLM

Several University of Illinois Chicago faculty members, including University of Illinois Cancer Center member Phoenix Matthews, have addressed the issue of how to ethically conduct research with Black populations.

In their paper “Ethics of Research at the Intersection of COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter: A Call to Action,” authors Matthew, a professor, Natasha Crooks, an assistant professor, both of the UIC College of Nursing, and Geri Donenberg, director of the Center for Dissemination and Implementation Science at the UIC College of Medicine, highlight the historical issues that impact research involving Black populations. They also provide recommendations for researchers to ethically engage Black populations in research. The article is published online in the Journal of Medical Ethics.