Investigator Studies Program (MISP): Patient Engagement, Diversity and Health Literacy
Effective February 2021, the Patient Engagement, Diversity and Health Literacy Investigator Studies Program (MISP) Committee will accept proposals within our current areas of interest (AOI) up to May 20, 2021. This is a competitive process that will be conducted by the Patient Engagement, Diversity and Health Literacy MISP this year. Decisions will be made on the basis of scientific merit and strategic fit within the AOI.

The following areas are of interest to Investigator Studies Program Committee:

Science of Patient Input and Engagement:
  • Studies to evaluate the effectiveness of quantitative or qualitative tools, methods or processes (including digital technologies) to collect, incorporate and assess the value/impact of patient input for medicines discovery, development and utilization.
  • Studies to evaluate methods of assessment of patient and caregiver satisfaction and experiences with their healthcare and participation in clinical research.
  • Studies to assess the value and impact of patient engagement.
Diversity and Inclusion/Population Health/Social Determinants of Health:
  • Studies to evaluate the effectiveness, best practices and/or scalability of novel approaches to increasing diversity of participants in clinical research.
  • Studies to evaluate the patient experience in clinical research and/or their healthcare.
  • Studies to evaluate the impact of health policies and/or social determinants of health on research participation, health disparities, health equity, and health outcomes.
  • Studies to test methods for improved inclusion in research of communities especially highly impacted by COVID-19.
Health Literacy Areas of Interest:
  • Studies evaluating the value and/or impact of addressing organizational health literacy (improved patient activation, patient engagement, health behaviors, health outcomes, or organizational efficiencies).
  • Studies that evaluate best practices in communication during a pandemic, targeting the public or groups at risk of limited health literacy.
  • Studies addressing digital health literacy, storytelling, videos or novel approaches to improve the activation or empowerment of individuals with limited health literacy.

Please complete a protocol with detailed budget via Visiontracker, the Company's on-line study management system (in US). The proposals will be collectively reviewed and selected by the Patient Engagement, Diversity and Health Literacy MISP Committee.

MISP Information
This site is intended for US investigators only. Investigators outside of the US interested in submitting research proposals to the Investigator Studies Program should contact their local MSD office.