Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: A Decade of Progress?
The concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental and more recently heavily discussed within medicine, research, and the larger society. There is increasing awareness that diversity of thoughts, perspectives, and backgrounds yields stronger teams and more effective results. There is also increasing awareness that stark inequities from systemic, institutional, and individual levels exist that limit the baseline opportunities for many populations. To close disparity gaps, broad aspects of diversity and promoting equity are required and efforts must be inclusive of those most marginalized. In this Clinical Commentary, we discuss, "How and If progress has been made in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion within the field of Allergy/Asthma/Immunology in the past decade?" We discuss the current state of clinical practice and what has been revealed over the past 10 years; describe our current workforce and what progress has or has not occurred there; and finally, review the state of scientific and medical research.
J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract
Humans; Biomedical Research
Allergy; Asthma; Disparities; Equity; Inclusion
Jones BL, Carter MC, Davis CM, Wang J. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: A Decade of Progress?. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2023;11(1):116-125. doi:10.1016/j.jaip.2022.10.007