HFES BIPOC Affinity Group Webinar: Diverse Research Recruitment: Challenges and Strategies for Success
As Part of the HFES Listening & Acting Webinar Series
Recorded on September 14, 2022. The recruitment of a diverse and representative group of participants is essential to ensuring various perspectives are represented, both within research organizations and the private sector. During this 75-minute webinar, our panel of expert researchers will share the challenges and successes they’ve experienced regarding topics such as access and marketing to marginalized or hard-to-reach communities and compensation strategies. Our distinguished panel includes:
Maurita Harris, M.S., from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, whose focus is on community health
Marie A. Statler, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor at Towson University where she teaches undergraduate nurses’ research, diversity & social justice courses
Jacklin Stonewall, M.S., from Iowa State University, whose research is in industrial engineering and human computer interaction
Enid Montague, Ph.D., an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto, whose focus is on the unintended consequences of technology in complex sociotechnical systems
Session organizers and facilitators: Niki Howard and Kenya Oduor
Ms. Harris’ mission is to ensure unheard voices have a seat at the table when it comes to the design and engagement of technology to support health. Thus, her work focuses on listening to the lived experiences of older adults regarding their health and the technology lifecycle so they can live the life they want to the best of their ability. Ms. Harris is a PhD candidate studying Community Health at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with Dr. Wendy A. Rogers. She received her B.A. from North Carolina State University in Psychology, and her M.S. from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in Community Health. Her doctoral research focuses on understanding what supports (e.g., design and motivations) the different stages of technology adoption with wearable watches by Black adults with a chronic health condition (e.g., diabetes/sugar). Ms. Harris is part of the DEI and BIPOC affinity group, where she supports the development of information to inform HFES on their diverse members and how to uplift them and their voices.
Jacklin Stonewall is a PhD Candidate in Industrial Engineering and Human Computer Interaction at Iowa State University, graduating Summer 2022. Her professional interests include user research and interaction with a focus on usability for special populations, and the creation of equitable higher education classrooms. She has co-chaired two panels for HFES on the topics of accessibility and diversity: Human Factors Engineering - Designing for Diversity and Accessibility (2021) and Inclusion and Accessibility in the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (2020), and co-authored Inclusive Decision Making: Applying Human Factors Methods to Capture the Needs and Voices of Marginalized Populations in Advancing Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Through Human Systems Engineering (Roscoe, Wooldridge, & Chiou, eds; 2019).
Marie A. Statler
Marie Campbell Statler is an Assistant Professor at Towson University, where she teaches undergraduate nurses’ research, diversity & social justice courses. She has extensive experience in research from her work as a Clinical Research Nurse and Research Nurse Specialist at the National Institutes of Health. Her areas of research include reducing health disparities, with a focus on understanding and developing strategies that support African American participants in chronic disease research. Her recent activities as a Principal Investigator included a research study of 33 African American research participants that explored the relationship dimensions and motivations of African American Research Participants (AARP) and African American Nurse Scientists (AANS) in health research.
Ms. Montague is an Associate Professor at the University Toronto, in Canada. She was previously an Associate Professor at DePaul University. Dr. Montague received her PhD. in Industrial and System Engineering, Human Factors from Virginia Tech. Her research focuses on understanding and mitigating the unintended consequences of technology in complex sociotechnical systems. She has unique expertise in critical cultural theory and in understanding the needs of diverse users.