The novel coronavirus has exposed deeply rooted disparities across the healthcare system which disproportionately impact communities of color. The way to begin to pave the way for lasting change? Inclusive innovation, community outreach and policy work—and a passion for fighting for an equitable future.
Njira Lugogo, M.D., is a pulmonologist at the University of Michigan who is leading a clinical study of an investigational COVID-19 vaccine candidate. She helps answer common questions people may have about the process, from what people over 60 need to know to how participants are being kept safe during the pandemic.
Johnson & Johnson just announced the launch of a Phase 3 clinical trial for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate. But what does this step in the process really mean? We asked two experts whose job it is to test vaccines to help demystify the clinical trial process—step by step.
The U.S. has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the developed world, with women of color especially at risk. Dr. Robyn R. Jones, Senior Medical Director at Johnson & Johnson, is determined to change that and find ways to address this urgent crisis.
As the International AIDS Society Conference kicks off virtually this year, we sat down with three attendees, including activist and actress Laverne Cox, to talk about their groundbreaking work with HIV/AIDS in the midst of a global pandemic.
From scientists working on a potential vaccine to medically trained employees who mobilized to the front lines to help treat patients, these men and women share what most resonates for them about the unique and devastating virus, both professionally and personally.
From working to broaden the pool of patients trials have traditionally studied to finding ways for people to participate from the comforts of home, we look at how the company is reinventing clinical trials in truly forward-thinking ways.
With health insurance enrollment season in full swing, you may be researching which plan to get—and signing those data disclosure forms. But have you ever wondered how some of that info is used once you sign on the dotted line?
Have you been putting off getting your prostate checked? National Cancer Prevention Month is the perfect time to tackle this important medical to-do. Just ask Ron Scolamiero, who was surprised by a prostate cancer diagnosis at 54. He shares his story of resilience.
From partnering with the Black AIDS Institute to reduce HIV infection rates to improving representation in clinical trials, learn how Johnson & Johnson has made it a mission to help address disparities in healthcare.
The company's mission is to care for the world—one person at a time. Just ask Chief Medical Officer Joanne Waldstreicher, M.D., who's been leading the charge to improve the process by which very sick patients may apply for access to investigational medications.
When Rick Martinez learned he had cancer, his professional life at Johnson & Johnson turned personal: He suddenly found himself the subject of a clinical trial. For National Cancer Prevention Month, he shares his story.