About the Center

Equity in Research (EIR) provides infrastructure support for researchers to promote equity, anti-bias and anti-racism across all aspects of the research process and environment.

We aim to shift the culture toward proactive and robust planning for diversity, equity, and inclusion in clinical and translational science. In support of this mission, we center our work on six key focus areas: thought leadership; resource development; education and training; special equity initiatives; capacity building and policy change; and center-led health disparities and health equity research.

Guiding Framework

The work of EIR is guided by the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) Framework. Developed in 2016, the framework promotes a comprehensive and community-based process to address the historical and contemporary sources of racism and bring about transformation and sustainable change.

As the centerpiece of the national TRHT framework, Rx Racial Healing® Circles(RxRHC) create a compassionate space for participants to share personal stories and help begin or nurture the process of transforming hearts and minds. The relational connections formed allow people to expand their circles of engagement and increase their capacity to problem-solve and address systemic racism in settings with diverse participants and perspectives. EIR has partnered with the Duke Center for Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation to host one RxRHC annually.