J Urban Health. 2021 Apr 26. doi: 10.1007/s11524-021-00541-2. Online ahead of print.
To adequately address health disparities, underserved populations must be recruited for biomedical research. Particularly, Black women have been insufficiently included in biomedical research for reasons beyond those of participant preference. Researchers can and should be taking responsibility to ensure rigorous methods are employed to appropriately recruit Black women and enable meaningful implications of their results. The objective of this paper is to identify and describe innovative community-based strategies for successful recruitment of Black women in research. Three studies are referenced to exemplify recruitment methods and demonstrate promising recruitment results in sample size and screening-to-enrollment ratio.