NIH Grant Expansion, Ancestral Diversity, and Scientific Collaborations in Genomics Research

46 Pages Posted: 4 Jul 2023

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Wei Fu

University of Pennsylvania - Perelman School of Medicine

Shin-Yi Chou

Lehigh University

Li-San Wang

University of Pennsylvania

Abstract

The underrepresentation of minority populations in human genomics research has raised growing concerns regarding distributive justice in translating biomedical innovations into human health across populations. We assess how public funding policy helps address the missing diversity in the context of Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS). Our identification draws on an exogenous NIH grant expansion under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009. We find that the ARRA-NIH grant expansion contributes to an increase in the inclusion of minority ancestries in GWAS. It also facilitates the engagement of minority scientists and promotes their role in scientific collaborations.

Keywords: Grant, Ancestral Diversity, Genomics Research, Scientific Collaboration

Suggested Citation

Fu, Wei and Chou, Shin-Yi and Wang, Li-San, NIH Grant Expansion, Ancestral Diversity, and Scientific Collaborations in Genomics Research. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4499917 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4499917

Wei Fu

University of Pennsylvania - Perelman School of Medicine ( email )

Shin-Yi Chou (Contact Author)

Lehigh University ( email )

621 Taylor Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
United States

Li-San Wang

University of Pennsylvania ( email )

Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

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