Professor Deepak Sarma explains why he participated in COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial

Why I volunteered: Inspiring stories of COVID-19 vaccine trial participants

AARPDeepak Sarma, professor of religious studies at the College of Arts and Sciences and a professor of bioethics at the School of Medicine, discussed his motivations for participating in a COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial: “…brown and Black lives do matter and the data that my participation would generate would provide lifesaving knowledge regarding underrepresented people,” said Sarma.