• Journal Article

Diversifying the ranks of prevention scientists through a community collaborative approach to education

Citation

Eddy, J. M., Martinez, C., Morgan-Lopez, A., Smith, P., & Fisher, P. A. (2002). Diversifying the ranks of prevention scientists through a community collaborative approach to education. Prevention & Treatment, 5(1).

Abstract

Despite an increasingly pluralistic U.S. population and numerous programmatic efforts to diversify the scientific workforce, proportional representation of minorities remains slim in the scientist community. This is especially problematic in the prevention science field, which often focuses on "at risk" sociodemographic populations with overrepresentations of people of color. We posit that diversification could be hastened through the creation and coordination of a variety of educational and training experiences for students and lay people within minority communities. Examples are presented, and recommendations are made for future prevention science training efforts. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)