Making Clinical Trials More Diverse & Inclusive

April 17, 2018  |  Best Practice

1. Support HBCU Infrastructure

Support the infrastructure at historically black & Hispanic academic medical centers to bring clinical trials to underrepresented patient populations.

2. Support Public Health Legislation

Support legislation and policies that can tackle large-scale public health problems, such as sugary beverages, tobacco products, and food deserts.

3. Bring Trials to Community Hospitals

Bring clinical trials into community hospitals and medical centers, as opposed to solely academic medical centers.

4. Connect Researchers & Minority Populations

Connect the research community and minority populations to dispel myths and concerns about participating in clinical trials. 

5. Invest in Infrastructure

Invest in infrastructure to alleviate the workload on physicians, so they can devote more energy to connecting patients with clinical trial opportunities.


To learn more health equity best practices, attend an upcoming CHI educational event.


Joseph Gaspero

CEO & Co-Founder at CHI


Mounika Kata, MS

Senior Analyst at CHI


Ivory Chang, MS

Project manager at CHI



2018 Breakthroughs in Healthcare Equity Symposium Action Plan

Joseph Gaspero is the CEO and Co-Founder of CHI. He is a healthcare executive, strategist, and researcher. He co-founded CHI in 2009 to be an independent, objective, and interdisciplinary research and education institute for healthcare. Joseph leads CHI’s research and education initiatives focusing on including patient-driven healthcare, patient engagement, clinical trials, drug pricing, and other pressing healthcare issues. He sets and executes CHI’s strategy, devises marketing tactics, leads fundraising efforts, and manages CHI’s Management team. Joseph is passionate and committed to making healthcare and our world a better place. His leadership stems from a wide array of experiences, including founding and operating several non-profit and for-profit organizations, serving in the U.S. Air Force in support of 2 foreign wars, and deriving expertise from time spent in industries such as healthcare, financial services, and marketing. Joseph’s skills include strategy, management, entrepreneurship, healthcare, clinical trials, diversity & inclusion, life sciences, research, marketing, and finance. He has lived in six countries, traveled to over 30 more, and speaks 3 languages, all which help him view business strategy through the prism of a global, interconnected 21st century. Joseph has a B.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois at Chicago. When he’s not immersed in his work at CHI, he spends his time snowboarding backcountry, skydiving, mountain biking, volunteering, engaging in MMA, and rock climbing.