Dr. Gary Puckrein is the founding President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF), a non-profit healthcare research, education, and advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC. The mission of NMQF is to reduce patient risk by assuring optimal care for all. NMQF conducts evidence-based, data-driven initiatives to eliminate premature death and preventable illness. The Forum is committed to using science and analytics to work towards controlling health outcomes and closing the health gap in our communities.
Dr. Puckrein joins Kim Thiboldeaux to discuss how big data can support more equitable distribution of health care and reduce risk in the US, the FDA Draft Guidance on Enhancing Diversity in Clinical Trials, and advice to companies as they strive to increase diversity in clinical trials. Gary shares his insights on how patient advocacy groups can address health equity.