STANFORD STUDY ADDRESSES LGBTQ+ GAP IN HEALTH RESEARCH DATA

Early results from the first large-scale, longitudinal health study of LGBTQ+ people conducted by The Population Research in Identities and Disparities for Equality (PRIDE) provide evidence on the value of web-based platforms for recruiting and retaining participants for historically underrepresented in medical research, per FierceHealthcare.

The National Institutes of Health designated LGBTQ+ communities as a health disparity population for research due to the unique health challenges they face and discrimination that impedes access to proper care. And PRIDE’s built an impressive research cohort of 13,731 LGBTQ+ individuals — which it’s retained since 2017 — to help address this gap in research.

PRIDE offers a secure digital platform for users to engage with researchers, reducing barriers to access and addressing a hole in medical research, while also cutting the need for costly in-person examinations typical of large, longitudinal studies.