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Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI2)

Trust and Genetics Research in Diverse Communities

The goals of the ELSI2/Trust project is to inform a more general consideration of the ways in which genetic research on complex disorders in disadvantaged populations can and should proceed. We have three specific aims:

  1. To explore attitudes toward genetic knowledge, research, and health care for cancer in three urban cultural communities (African-American, American Indian and Latino);
  2. To build on these discussions by articulating the sources of both trust and mistrust toward research in these communities; and
  3. To work collaboratively with community members and organizations to identify policies and procedures that can address sources of mistrust and strengthen trust in possible future genetic research and health care.
Program Staff Directory

Spero M. Manson, Ph.D.
AIANP Division Head
Tel: (303) 724-1444
Fax: (303) 724-1474

Funding Source:
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Dates of Funding:
2005 – 2008
Principal Investigator:  
Paul Spicer, Ph.D.

Colorado School of Public Health

13001 E. 17th Place
Mail Stop B119
Aurora, CO 80045

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