Health Communications Impact
Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, a forward thinking group of researchers from Washington University in St Louis created a tool called Health Communications Impact. They contracted me to create images to represent diverse populations. I met with many people through random street encounters or formalized meetings. With permission, I photographed them to make the photographs available to hospitals and research clinics. They would then generate flyers using the HCI tool to aid in the recruitment of underrepresented communities of people. The project emphasized the importance of having an appeal to potential trial volunteers from different backgrounds, race and economic status. With more diverse participants, research trials can more accurately represent and predict treatment effectiveness.
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