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Project Information

Project Information

Using Research and Technology to Address Compounding Disparities

Project Scope:

An ad hoc committee will organize a public workshop to consider the role of institutions within the science and technology research enterprise in helping to address the compounding socioeconomic effects of disparities in income, health, education, employment, digital connectivity, and representation. The workshop will consider recent research on the interrelation of social disparities, and will explore how technology may be leveraged to identify, target, and address intersectional inequities. Implications of applying technology solutions to societal challenges in underserved communities, as well as best practices for community engagement in the deployment and use of emerging technologies, will be discussed. Priorities for multi-sectoral approaches and cross-sector collaboration and coordination between government, universities, and industry will be considered throughout the workshop. A brief rapporteur-authored workshop proceedings will be published.

Status: Current


RSO: Sloan, Susan Sauer


Behavioral and Social Sciences
Engineering and Technology
Health and Medicine
Policy for Science and Technology

Geographic Focus:

Committee Membership

Katie Stebbins - (Chair)
Kaye H. Fealing



National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
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Description :   

A meeting to consider how federal and state governments, academia, companies, and other actors can take institutional and collective action to identify and address the compounding effects of disparities in income, health, education, and digital connectivity.


Keynote Address
Wayne Frederick, President of Howard University

Identifying Compounding Disparities in Health, Education, and Connectivity
Eliseo Pérez-Stable, Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health
John Horrigan, Senior Fellow at the Technology Policy Institute

Support for Research and Community Engagement on Equity
Elizabeth Boylan, Program Director at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Catherine Patterson, Managing Director of Urban Health and Policy at the de Beaumont Foundation
Mignon Clyburn, Member of the Board of the Benton Institute for Broadband and Society and former Commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission

Opportunities for Addressing Disparities with Emerging Technology
Marcos Marrero, Director of Planning and Economic Development for the City of Holyoke, MA
Edward Metz, Institute of Education Sciences Research Scientist, National Center for Education Research at the U.S. Department of Education
Katherine Kim, Assistant Professor at the UC Davis School of Medicine

Impacts of Disparities on the Future of Education and the Workforce
Yu Tao, Associate Professor of Sociology at Stevens Institute of Technology
Daniel Ellerman, Senior Director of Global Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at The Boeing Company

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