The 5Ws of Racial Equity in Research: A Framework for Applying a Racial Equity Lens Throughout the Research Process.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Ensuring equity in research is a critical step in advancing health equity. In this perspective, the authors introduce a guiding framework for advancing racial equity in research processes, environments, and among the research workforce, the 5Ws of Racial Equity in Research. Centering their discussion on the 5Ws: Who, What, When, Where, and Why, they use historical and contemporary examples of research inequities to demonstrate how these five simple questions can encourage open discussion and proactive planning for equity in research. They close with an acknowledgment of the framework's broad utility and a researcher-directed call to action.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bentley-Edwards, KL; Jordan Fleming, P; Doherty, IA; Whicker, DR; Mervin-Blake, S; Barrett, NJ

Published Date

  • 2022

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 917 - 921

PubMed ID

  • 36636118

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC9811832

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2473-1242

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1089/heq.2022.0042


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States