Health Equity Research Accelerator
Designing a DEI Research Question
These are the steps to publish research.
1) Idea: Have an idea of what research you want to do. Is there a lived experience, innovative idea, or interesting perspective that you want people to know about.
2) Background research: Conduct research. Find more about the chosen topic. Who is studying this? What types of tools did they use? What are the challenges? What is missing?
3) Mentorship and planning: Find a mentor to help narrow down and plan your research. What is the feasibility of your idea? How long will it take? What do you need?
4) Design and prepare: Work with your mentor to design and prepare your research. Do you need IRB approval? What tools do you need? What type of study are you doing?
5) Data collection and analysis: Collect your data. What data collection are you planning on using? How are you going to analyze this data? Discuss findings. Decide scope and focus.
6) Write up: Outline your paper. Find a journal that would best fit your research paper. Write your paper to fit those specs.
7) Submit, revise, publish: Submit research. Add references in specified journal format. Write a cover letter to provide context and relevance for paper.
What is the type of DEI research?
• What type of DEI research am I interested in?
• Who is my research for?
• Who would be most interested in this?
• What do I want to say/cite/claim at the end of this?
Where to get your ideas?
• Lived experiences – clinical cases, medical school experiences
• Historical/extent framing – literature review, meta-analysis
• New innovations – perspective, innovation report, editorial
• Expertise – peer-reviewed curriculum, handbook, book chapter
Finding a model study
• Who else is studying this? Who else cares about this?
• Is anyone already looking or investigating?
• What tools are they using? Which ones are valid?
Searching GUFaculty360 for possible faculty mentors (results will include Main, Med, and Law):
- Open GUFaculty360: https://gufaculty360.georgetown.edu/s/
- Login with your NetID
- Add a keyword or two in the search box
- Select the box for “available for mentoring”
- Click Search
Use PubMed to find published research from Georgetown and MedStar affiliates:
- Open this PubMed Link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=%28Georgetown+University%5BAffiliation%5D%29+OR+%28MedStar%5BAffiliation%5D%29&sort=date&ac=no
- Add your search terms after the parenthesis and click Search
DEI AND HEALTH EQUITY RESEARCH MIXER
The DEI and Health Equity Research Mixer launched in Fall 2022 with plans to continue to have mixers every semester.
Check out the most recent research list (11/2022): https://georgetown.box.com/s/nix6pmvkrua4il4t8nf7xr2szo7t8zz5
Publishing and finding the right journal for you:
- DML Medical Education Research Journals: https://guides.dml.georgetown.edu/MedEdResearch/Journals
- Finding journals similar to your research: https://jane.biosemantics.org/
- Identify journals to publish your research: https://spi-hub.app.vumc.org/
- Register for ORCID ID for digitalized author identification: https://orcid.org/register
Actionable items you can do now:
• Register for ORCID ID for digitalized author identification: https://orcid.org/register
• Find journals similar to your research interest: https://jane.biosemantics.org/
• Go on social media to find researchers publishing similar research
• Schedule a meeting with Scott Dorris (Associate Director of Research Services at DML): firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-431-9562
- 6 tips for publishing research in medical school: https://www.wiley.com/network/researchers/writing-and-conducting-research/finding-time-to-publish-as-a-medical-student-6-tips-for-success
- How to get published: https://www.library.ucsf.edu/ask-an-expert/scholarly-communication/getting-published/
- DML publishing and finding a journal resources: https://guides.dml.georgetown.edu/research/publishing
- What does DEI in research look like? https://med.umn.edu/news-events/what-does-dei-research-look