Selected Resources for Vivian Ota Wang
A video interview with Dr. Wang: Interview
“Race and Genomics in Research and Practice”, V. Wang and S. Stanley, American Psychologist Vol. 60, No. 1, 37–45, 2005. This article reports on the difficulties of operationalizing race in research and practice for social, behavioral, and genetic researchers and practitioners are neither new nor related to recent genetic knowledge. For geneticists, the bases for understanding groups are clines, observed traits that gradually change in frequency between geographic regions without distinct identifiable population boundaries and population histories that carry information about the distribution of genetic variants. For psychologists, race may not exist or be a social and cultural construct associated with fluid social inferences. Because definitions of populations and race can be socially and biologically incongruent, the authors suggest that geneticists and social and behavioral scientists and clinicians attend to external validity issues by operationalizing population and racial categories and avoiding race proxies for other biological, social, and cultural constructs in research designs, data analyses, and clinical practice.
What's Wrong with Race-Based Medicine?: Genes, Drugs, and Health Disparities”, Roberts DE., Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology, 12(1):1-21, 2011. This article considers why marketing pharmaceuticals on the basis of race is more likely to worsen racial inequities than cure them.http://lecb.physics.lsa.umich.edu/wl/carma/2008/20081106-healthdisp/20081106-umwlcd0012-144048/real/f001.htm
“Race-based medicine?”, Kerry Grens, The Scientist Published 19th November 2007. http://classic.the-scientist.com/news/display/53869/ Accessed Dec 13, 2011. “African American heart drug study raises questions about benefits of racially targeted trials.”