About us.

How it started

Established in 2011, the Minority Women Research Network (MWRN), a group of women scientists from a variety of cultural, racial, and ethnic groups desired a peer-to-peer mentoring arrangement to increase and promote community and patient engagement in health-related research.

MWRN has grown from the four original scholars to include more than 20 women representing multiple racial and ethnic groups from diverse disciplines: epidemiology, biostatistics, health disparities, nutrition, biology, health communication, health care policy, patient-centered outcomes research, program evaluation, and clinical research. Current members include those interested in returning to graduate school, predoctoral students, research/administrative faculty members, tenured/consultative faculty members, and community scientists (community members who partner in research).