Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-9-2020

Identifier

DOI: 10.1089/heq.2019.0111; PMCID: PMC7310226

Abstract

Researchers often describe use of "bilingual/bicultural" research teams, especially for research being conducted with marginalized communities. In this perspectives article, we argue that while increasing the diversity of research teams is imperative, using the term "bilingual/bicultural" without further explanation is problematic. We first review the nuances of the terms bilingual and bicultural individually. Next, we describe how the terms bilingual and bicultural cannot be conflated. Finally, we provide recommendations for researchers, journals, and funding agencies.

Journal Title

Health Equity

Volume

4

Issue

1

First Page

243

Last Page

246

Keywords

academic medicine; bicultural; bilingual; health disparities

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