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The FDA Office of Minority Health and Health Equity Forum podcast series is a platform for experts to come together and have meaningful conversations around health topics that impact the lives and well-being of diverse communities. The series will also help to raise awareness about health issues and disparities impacting the health of diverse populations including minority consumers/patients and spark conversations of your own.

Ep. # Title and Link to Transcript Release Date Link to Podcast Runtime

Engaging Native Hawaiian Communities in Clinical Trials

For Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Dr. Christine Lee speaks with Dr. Todd Seto and Dr. Deborah Taira about their research with the Hawaii Health Equity Research and Outreach Network, also known as Hawaii HERON.

5/1/2024 Listen (MP3, 37.4MB) 23:22

Understanding Perceptions of Clinical Trials in American Indian Communities

For Native American Heritage Month, RDML Araojo speaks with Stephine “Steph” Poston and Dr. Myra Parker on their research concerning perceptions of clinical trials in American Indian communities in the Northern Plains.

11/29/2023 Listen (MP3, 17.5MB) 19:08

Toward Improving Race and Ethnicity Data in Health Care

In this episode, RDML Araojo speaks with Susan Winckler, Chief Executive Officer of the Reagan-Udall Foundation (RUF) for the FDA, and Carla Rodriguez, RUF Director of Research, on the Real-World Accelerator to Improve the Standard of collection and curation of race and ethnicity data in healthcare (RAISE).

08/29/2023 Listen (MP3, 19.4MB) 12:33

What You Need to Know about FDA’s Recommendations for Evaluating Donor Eligibility Using Individual Risk-Based Questions

For Pride Month, we speak with Dr. Peter Marks, the Director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER).

06/27/2023 Listen (MP3, 19.4MB) 12:06

Advancing Health Equity with Medical Technologies

For National Minority Health Month, we discuss health equity and emerging technologies with Dr. Jeff Shuren, Director of the FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH).

3/30/2023 Listen (MP3, 13.8MB) 8:36

Improving Hepatitis B Clinical Trial Diversity and Participation

In this episode we will talk about diversity in Hepatitis B clinical trials with Dr. Chari Cohen and Dr. Yasmin Ibrahim from the Hepatitis B Foundation.

6/7/2022 Listen (MP3, 20MB) 12:24

COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters: Getting the Facts Straight

In this episode we will be discussing COVID-19 vaccine boosters with FDA Commissioner, Dr. Robert Califf.

4/29/2022 Listen (MP3, 23MB) 14:13

Food Safety & Nutrition: What You Need to Know to Keep You and Your Family Heart Healthy

In this episode we will continue our conversation with Dr. Susan Mayne, Director of the FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

3/2/2022 Listen (MP3, 20.9MB) 13:05

Food Safety and Nutrition: What you need to know to keep you and your family safe and healthy

In this episode we will be talking about food safety and nutrition with Dr. Susan Mayne, Director of the FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

12/13/2021 Listen (MP3, 32MB) 19.40

Diversity and Lupus Clinical Trials: A Conversation with RADM Collins

In this episode, we’ll be talking about participation in lupus clinical trials and the importance of diversity in lupus clinical trials with RADM Felicia Collins, Director of the Office of Minority Health in the Department of Health and Human Services.

10/7/2021 Listen (MP3, 19MB) 13:06

PrEP and PEP for HIV Prevention in Older Adults

In this episode, we'll be talking about the use of medication regimens known as PrEP and PEP as part of HIV prevention strategies for older adults with Dr. Debra Birnkrant, MD, Director, Division of Antivirals, Center for Drugs Evaluation and Research (CDER).

8/27/2021 Listen (MP3, 27MB) 16:23

A conversation with the FDA Chief Scientist: Learn about the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) Process

In this episode RADM Araojo is talking about FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization process with RADM Denise Hinton, FDA’s Chief Scientist.

6/8/2021 Listen (MP3, 16MB) 10:02

The Impact of Type 2 Diabetes in Asian Americans

RADM Araojo talks with Dr. Winston Wong (UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity), Dr. Maria Rosario Araneta (University of California, San Diego School of Medicine), and Mr. David Hawks (National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians) about the impact of diabetes on Asian Americans.

5/28/2021 Listen (MP3, 23MB) 14:05

Health Fraud & COVID-19: What You Need to Know

RADM Richardae Araojo is joined by CAPT Jason Humbert and Minerva Rogers from the Health Fraud Branch in the Office of Regulatory Affairs at FDA to discuss FDA's efforts to stop fraudulent products from reaching our markets, especially those claiming to prevent, treat, or cure COVID-19.

3/5/2021 Listen (MP3, 22MB) 15:39

Introducing the Health Equity Forum Podcast

In this episode, RADM Richardae Araojo, Associate Commissioner for Minority Health introduces the new “Health Equity Forum” podcast hosted by the FDA Office of Minority Health & Health Equity.

1/27/2021 Listen (MP3, 2MB) 01:24


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