Race and Research

A new season from ‘After the Fact’

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Race and Research
Last Updated June 25, 2021

In a new season of Pew’s “After the Fact” podcast, we explore diversity in America and how race intersects with research in a range of fields—from public opinion polling to medicine to economics.

We talk with social scientists who are exploring how the nuances of race can change how issues are viewed, and other experts who are looking at how diverse viewpoints improve policy solutions. The episodes of this season are a contribution to the evolving national conversation about race and diversity, offering a timely look at the challenges, opportunities—and the work—ahead.

Race and Research: What's Next?
Race and Research: What's Next?
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Race and Research: What's Next?

In this episode, we consider the growing ethical concerns around artificial intelligence and ways scientists are confronting bias and how to use “data for good.”

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In this episode, Lee Rainie, director of internet and technology research at the Pew Research Center, reports on the growing ethical concerns of technology experts about the use of artificial intelligence. And Jeannette Wing, who leads the Data Science Institute at Columbia University, discusses ways scientists are confronting bias and how to use “data for good.”

Higher Education and Diversity
Higher Education and Diversity
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Higher Education and Diversity

In this episode, we consider the pipeline to the research workforce—higher education.

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In this episode, we consider the pipeline to the research workforce—higher education. In a conversation with Freeman Hrabowski, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), and its vice provost and dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Katharine Cole, we explore how the university supports undergraduate and graduate students from a range of backgrounds and prepares them for STEM careers.

Race and Research: Data and Our Neighborhoods
Race and Research: Data and Our Neighborhoods
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Data and Our Neighborhoods

In this episode of our season on race and research, our guests examine the impact of race on economic mobility.

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In this episode of our season on race and research, our guests examine the impact of race on economic mobility.

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The Gaps in Health

Dr. Marie Bernard, Dr. Stephanie Brown, and Kristen Azar of Sutter Health discuss the impact of COVID-19 on communities of color.

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Continuing our look at race and research, we turn to health care. We hear from Dr. Marie Bernard, who heads efforts to increase diversity in the research workforce at the National Institutes of Health, and Dr. Stephanie Brown and Kristen Azar of Sutter Health, a nonprofit California health care provider. They discuss the impact of COVID-19 on communities of color, how to build trust in the medical system among those communities, and other ways to improve patient care.

Race and Research: Representation in Data
Race and Research: Representation in Data
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Representation in Data

The census shows that the U.S. is growing more diverse racially and ethnically.

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The census shows that the U.S. is growing more diverse racially and ethnically, and reflecting this evolution in research data has become even more essential.

Race and Research: America Today
Race and Research: America Today
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America Today

In our first episode on race and research, we explore the diverse story of America.

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In our first episode on race and research, we explore the diverse story of America. William Frey, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and an internationally regarded demographer, highlights the latest census findings and what they say about the nation today.