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A Proposed Framework for Addressing Social Justice Concerns in Future Digital Biomarker Research

Geary-Teeter, Ari and Hosseini Ghomi, Reza (2020) A Proposed Framework for Addressing Social Justice Concerns in Future Digital Biomarker Research. [Preprint]

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Digital biomarker researchers have a crucial role to play in ensuring that digital biomarker studies do not perpetuate health inequities across race and socioeconomic status in the United States. This role can be conceptualized as adhering to appropriate standards of social justice. We explore what social justice constitutes in the digital biomarker context and how these standards can be achieved with minimal changes to how digital biomarker research is conducted. These changes can be grouped into three main types corresponding to the types of actions that should be undertaken by digital biomarker researchers during the research process. First, we argue that concrete goals should be set for participant diversity within digital biomarker research. Second, we recommend increased diversity among digital biomarker researchers and/or research advisors. Lastly, the importance of inclusive research locations is considered. We also examine potential inequities related to the distribution of digital biomarker technologies.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Geary-Teeter, Arilefties@sonic.net
Hosseini Ghomi, Rezarezahg@uw.edu
Keywords: Digital biomarkers; diagnostic methods; social justice; research ethics; medical ethics
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Medicine > Biomedical Ethics
General Issues > Ethical Issues
Specific Sciences > Medicine > Health and Disease
Depositing User: Mr. Ari Geary-Teeter
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2020 20:29
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2020 20:29
Item ID: 16985
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Medicine > Biomedical Ethics
General Issues > Ethical Issues
Specific Sciences > Medicine > Health and Disease
Date: 8 March 2020
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/16985

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