ORWH is indebted to the many individuals who have contributed to the toolkit, which represents an update to the Outreach Notebook. By providing an overview of NIH policies, as well as other practical resources, including a literature review on barriers to and facilitators of recruitment, recruitment best practices, and case studies highlighting researchers’ successful strategies for engaging women in clinical research, this toolkit is intended to help researchers better develop and conduct research that supports health for everyone.

Over several months, the following individuals provided feedback on the proposed content, identified researchers to highlight the case studies, and shared strategies for dissemination:

  • Jennifer Alvidrez, Ph.D.
    Program Official, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
  • Jane Atkinson, D.D.S.
    Director, Center for Clinical Research, Division of Extramural Research, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
  • Tamara Bavendam, M.D., M.S.
    Senior Scientific Officer, Program Director, Women’s Urologic Health, Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
  • Bernadette Boden-Albala, M.P.H., Dr.P.H.
    Associate Dean of Program Development
    Director, Division of Social Epidemiology
    Professor of Public Health, Neurology, and Dentistry, College of Global Public Health
    New York University
  • Cerise L. Elliott, Ph.D.
    Research Program Analyst, Dementias of Aging Branch, Division of Neuroscience, National Institute on Aging (NIA)
  • Dena Fischer, D.D.S., M.S.D., M.S.
    Program Director, Clinical Research and Epidemiology Program, NIDCR
  • Steven Hirschfeld, M.D., Ph.D.
    Captain, U.S. Public Health Service
    Associate Director for Clinical Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
  • Barbara Linder, M.D., Ph.D.
    Program Director, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases, NIDDK
  • Mia Lowden, Ph.D.
    Health Science Policy Analyst, Strategic Planning and Evaluation Branch, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Susan Meikle, M.D., M.S.P.H.
    Program Director, Pelvic Floor Disorders
    Project Scientist, Pelvic Floor Disorders Network, Gynecologic Health and Disease Branch, NICHD
  • Amanda Melillo, Ph.D.
    Director, Salivary Biology and Immunology Program, Integrative Biology and Infectious Diseases Branch, Division of Extramural Research, NIDCR
  • Marva Moxey-Mims, M.D.
    Deputy Director for Clinical Research, Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases
    Director, Pediatric Nephrology and Renal Centers Programs, NIDDK
  • Mary H. Palmer, Ph.D., RN-C, FAAN, AGSF
    Helen W. & Thomas L. Umphlet Distinguished Professor in Aging, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Catherine Roca, M.D.
    Chief, Women’s Programs
    Lead, American Indian/Alaska Native Research Programs, Office for Research on Disparities & Global Mental Health, Office of the Director, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
  • Rajasri Roy, Ph.D.
    Epidemiologist, Accrual Chair, National Cancer Institute (NCI) Inclusion Group, Research Analysis and Evaluation Branch, Division of Extramural Activities, NCI
  • Annie Shellswick, LCSW-C
    Coordinator of Community Relations and Patient Recruitment, NIMH
  • Nina Silverberg, Ph.D.
    Program Director, Alzheimer’s Disease Centers Program, Division of Neuroscience, NIA
  • Catherine Y. Spong, M.D.
    Acting Director, NICHD
  • Kim Witherspoon
    Biologist, Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program, Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis, NCI
  • Susan Zieman, M.D., Ph.D.
    Medical Officer, NIA

ORWH would like to particularly acknowledge the significant contributions of the following individuals who participated in the case studies, served as reviewers, or provided important leadership during the updating process. This updated version of the Outreach Toolkit could not have been completed without them:

  • Sally H. Adams, Ph.D., RN
    Specialist, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
    University of California, San Francisco
  • Lucile L. Adams-Campbell, Ph.D.
    Associate Director of Minority Health and Health Disparities Research
    Associate Dean of Community Health and Outreach
    Professor of Oncology, Georgetown University Medical Center
  • Juliana M. Blome, Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Associate Director of Science Policy, Planning & Analysis, ORWH
  • Petrice Brown-Longenecker, Ph.D.
    Extramural Human Research Protection Officer
  • Lisa H. Chung, D.D.S., M.P.H.
    Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Oral Epidemiology and Dental Public Health, School of Dentistry
    University of California, San Francisco
  • Dawn Corbett, M.P.H.
    Health Specialist, Clinical Trials Operations and Biostatistics Branch, Office of Clinical Research, NIMH
  • Terri L. Cornelison, M.D., Ph.D., FACOG,
    Associate Director for Clinical Research, ORWH
  • Stuart A. Gansky, Dr.P.H.
    Director, Center to Address Disparities in Children’s Oral Health
    John C. Greene Professor of Primary Care Dentistry, Division of Oral Epidemiology & Dental Public Health, School of Dentistry
    University of California, San Francisco
  • Francisco García, M.D., M.P.H.
    Director and Chief Medical Officer
    Pima County Health Department
  • Ann M. Hardy, Dr.P.H.
    NIH Extramural Human Research Protection Officer and Certificates of Confidentiality Coordinator
  • Carol Horowitz, M.D., M.P.H.
    Associate Professor, Health Policy and Medicine
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Andrea LaCroix, Ph.D.
    Clinical Trialist
    University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine
  • Amy Mistretta, M.P.H.
    Epidemiologist, ORWH
  • Monica E. Peek, M.D., M.P.H.
    Associate Professor of Medicine, Section of General Internal Medicine
    Associate Director, Chicago Center for Diabetes Translation Research
    Director of Research, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
    University of Chicago
  • Casey Sullivan, Ph.D.
    Presidential Management Fellow–Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, ORWH
  • Bonnie Tabasko, M.S., CHESH
    Senior Communications Strategist, ORWH
  • Meredith D. Temple-O’Connor, Ph.D.
    NIH Inclusion Policy Officer
    Senior Scientific Advisor to the NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research, Office of Extramural Research, Office of the Director