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Project Summary

December 01, 2017 through November 30, 2022, NIH, NIMHD, Scored 1st Percentile

PI: Jennifer Tjia, MD, UMass Medical School

Project Summary: CONSULT is a training intervention being developed by UMass Medical School that features community-members from racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disadvantaged populations as high-fidelity standardized patients (actors trained to portray patients in simulations). The goal of CONSULT is to train early-stage clinicians to develop awareness and communication skills that can overcome sociocultural differences between patients and providers, and the effects of these differences on communication and clinical outcomes. The CONSULT investigator team is based at the UMass Special Populations Resource Center, a NIH-CTSA funded center of academic and community partners who work together to develop rigorous, respectful, and impactful community-engaged research. Janice Sabin is the lead content expert on measures of implicit bias. Dr. Sabin, in collaboration with Dr. Tjia, will bring her expertise in implicit bias to the project. Her activities will include; serving as Project Implicit lead contact, guiding analysis for bias assessment and bias awareness, monitoring data collection and IAT participation, contributing to interpretation of analysis, findings and manuscript writing, and problem solving with Project Implicit as needed.

Project Keywords: Bias Assessment, Community Engaged Research, Community Engagement, Provider Implicit Bias, Training Intervention