Clinical trials often exclude people with intellectual disabilities, a new study shows.
Scientific breakthroughs aren’t possible without the painstaking process of clinical trials. So what happens when many of those trials leave out large portions of the population?
Katherine McDonald, a professor of public health at Syracuse University, and associate dean of research in the Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, focuses her research around the theme of creating inclusive communities.
McDonald is the lead author of a new study in Disability and Health Journal.
Here, she discusses how the discriminatory practice of exclusion surfaces in studies and the importance of representation from all segments of society in scientific work:
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