Original ArticleIlluminating the Contributions of African American Nurse Scientists Despite Structural Racism Barriers A Qualitative Descriptive StudyStatler, Marie Campbell PhD, RN; Wall, Barbra Mann PhD, RN, FAAN; Richardson, Jeanita W. PhD; Jones, Randy A. PhD, RN, FAAN; Kools, Susan PhD, RN, FAAN Author Information Towson University Department of Nursing, Hagerstown, Maryland (Dr Statler); and University of Virginia School of Nursing (Drs Wall, Jones, and Kools), and Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Virginia School of Medicine (Dr Richardson), Charlottesville. Correspondence: Marie Campbell Statler, PhD, RN, Towson University Department of Nursing, 32 West Washington St, Hagerstown, MD 21740 ([email protected]). Funding for this study was provided by the Ann Taylor Fund, University of Virginia. The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Advances in Nursing Science: November 01, 2022 - Volume - Issue - 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000463 doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000463 Buy PAP Metrics Abstract A qualitative descriptive approach examined African American nurse scientists' (AANSs') experiences with African American research participants despite obstacles of structural racism. Fourteen nurse scientists participated in semistructured interviews that provided data for the thematic analysis. Major themes included barriers to overcome as doctoral students, cultural experiences with structural racism, designers of culturally sensitive research, and humanitarian respect and relationship depth. This is the first research study to illuminate the contributions of AANSs who lead research in health disparities. Therefore, nursing leadership needs to illuminate AANSs' contributions, increase nurse diversification, and dismantle structural racism that creates obstacles that ultimately impact population health. © 2022 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.