NIMHD Virtual Workshop: Addressing the Influence of Interpersonal Biases on Health Outcomes and Disparities – Day 1

Event Start Date: June 17, 2024 - 12:30 PM EDT
Event End Date: June 17, 2024 - 5:30 PM EDT

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June 17 and June 18, 2024
12:30 – 5:30 p.m. ET
Workshop will be held virtually.


National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)


Evidence shows that interpersonal bias exposure is associated with adverse health outcomes including but not limited to hypertension, asthma, several mental health conditions (e.g., depression, anxiety, distress), and all-cause mortality.

Despite progress made in the science of interpersonal biases and health, gaps remain in research examining biobehavioral processes linking interpersonal biases to health and intervention-based studies that aim to reduce biases and their harmful health effects. Strategies to develop new psychometrically effective methods and tools that measure interpersonal biases in relation to health are also needed

This NIH-wide workshop convenes subject matter experts for presentations and discussions about the impact of exposure to interpersonal biases on health. The workshop objectives are to:

  • Enhance the understanding of mechanisms and pathways linking interpersonal bias exposure to adverse health outcomes.
  • Inform about the current state of the science and identify research gaps and opportunities.
  • Explore strategies for future research directions that make progress on mitigating the influence of bias exposure on health outcomes and downstream disparities.

Presentations will fit into one or more of the following thematic content areas:

  • Etiological and mechanistic approaches to elucidate the link between interpersonal biases and health.
  • Clinician perspective on addressing interpersonal biases.
  • Methods and tools to measure interpersonal biases in relation to health.
  • Evidence-based interventions to mitigate the influence of interpersonal biases on health and well-being.

For more information, visit the NIMHD website.

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