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Integrating Special Populations Program

Over the last decade, WF has developed and implemented large-scale outreach programs targeting racial and ethnic minorities and older adults. These efforts, using well-established strategies and resident expertise, have supported numerous clinical trials to improve health care in these under-studied groups. 

The Integrating Special Populations (ISP) Program of the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity and the Clinical and Translation Science Institute, aims to assist WFBMC investigators’ to increase involvement of special populations in clinical studies. The program especially encourages research opportunities for the following types of individuals to participate in clinical studies: 

  • Older adults (65 years of age and older)
  • Children and adolescents (17 years of age and younger)
  • Underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities 

Our goal is to ensure that the representation of special populations in research adequately represents the community. Learn more about ISP services and other resources available for participant management.


Alain Bertoni, MD, MPH, Director of Research, Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity
Siobhan Hoscheidt, Ph.D., Assistant Professor – Internal Medicine – Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine

Contact Information

Mariana Pardy: Mpardy@wakehealth.edu | 336-716-0472