Data visualization explorer: A tool for participant representation


Published on: March 29, 2023

Published in: Patterns

Dr. Barbara Bierer, MRCT Center Faculty Director, and Laura Meloney collaborated with Ariel Carmeli, a graduate student at Harvard Medical School Department of Biomedical Informatics and Harvard Business School, to develop a dynamic data visualization tool. The tool allows users to explore demographic representation in clinical trials associated with 339 FDA drug and biologic approvals from 2015-2021, using data from FDA Drug Trials Snapshots. The tool can help organizations improve trial representation and enhance health equity by providing information on trial representation over time, according to race, ethnicity, age, and sex, across therapeutic areas and pharmaceutical sponsors. A co-authored article about the tool, “Data visualization explorer: A tool for participant representation in pivotal trials of FDA-approved medicinal products,” was published in Cell Patterns.