A new clinical trial in the National Bureau of Economic Research studied 1,300 black men in Oakland to see if race was a factor in determining whether they seek preventative care services. Owen Garrick, president and CEO of Bridge Clinical Research, co-wrote the study.
The study found black men were more likely to get preventative care (like flu shots, diabetes screenings, etc.) if they were initially seen by a black doctor, as opposed to a non-black doctor. They were also more likely to talk with black doctors about other health problems.