Mistrust in research in health in some communities is so strong and historical. Researchers want to publish data on communities, but what is a community’s interest in science? Without building a network and a platform in the community, it’s hard to do any research–and discoveries have to go on to benefit the patients in our community.
People want to have a safe place to build. I’m so tired of seeing teddy bears and candles and balloons. At the end of the day, what are you going to do? How we get there, I don’t know. It’s a collective action.