Break the Silence 2018

We would like to invite all of you to join us tonight, Wednesday, January 24th from 6-8 pm in 130 Wheeler Hall, to kick start the first session of our Break the Silence Speaker Series and Spring DeCal! This week, our topic will be: Introduction and Epidemiology (current projects, post-inauguration situation, healthcare access, and what/why community health).

Joining us will be guest speakers Dr. Marilyn Wong (Physician and Founder of AAPIHRG), Thu Quach (Asian Health Services Partner and Community Advisor), and Joe Lee (Workforce Development Strategist at Community Health Center Network and Community Advisor).

Light refreshments will be provided.

See you all there with your friends, friends of friends, roommates, floormates, coworkers, etc.!

Successful Info Session

A big thank you to everyone who was able to make it out to our info session last night. We hope that you were able to get a better understanding of our Break the Silence DeCal as well as a bit of what our organization does.

If you were not able to make it to the info session, don’t fret! You can find the power point here ( and the syllabus (subject to minor changes) here (

If you would like to take the course for 2 units. P/NP :
Wednesdays 6-8 PM | 130 Wheeler | CCN: 22616

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AAPIHRG First General Meeting!

Hello everyone!

To welcome in the new school year, AAPIHRG will be hosting our First General Meeting tonight from 6-7 PM in 183 Dwinelle.

We’ll be discussing on how to get into research with Professors on campus, internships, and the importance of AAPI-specific research! Come learn about how you can score that lab position with the Professor of your dreams or get that star internship offer for the summer! AAPI-specific research is important in understanding how complex our communities are while demonstrating the academic need for our work that directly benefits under-served and under-privileged AAPI communities. Snacks will be provided so bring your friends and we hope to see you there! :)

With love and solidarity,



Welcome 2017-2018 Cohort!



Hello Everyone!

We are so pleased to announce that the new cohort for the upcoming 2017-2018 year has been chosen! This group marks the 10th cohort since the beginnings of AAPIHRG!


We had a big BBQ to celebrate! :)


The cohort is already working hard to come up with some exciting new ideas for the upcoming year. Please look forward to future events and posts!

Break the Silence: Social Change Panel

Hello everyone!

Our 9th annual lecture series on Contemporary Health Issues in the AAPI Community (“Break the Silence”) is coming to an end! The last session is an inspiring session with guest speakers who have dedicated themselves to social change.  We invite you to this year’s session.  The event is free and open to the public. It will take place this Wednesday 4/26/2017 from 6-8pm at 554 Barrows Hall. Below are a list of the wonderful guest speakers this week.


Mr. Mike Tran – Lifelong community activist and current program coordinator at the Spot Youth Center in Oakland Chinatown, sees the world through an Ethnic Studies lens and values liberation, self-determination and love above all else.

Dr. Joan Jeung – Pediatrician at Asian Health Services and community activist in East Oakland, works with newly arriving Burmese refugees and Mongolian immigrants, serves in multiple national leadership and advisory positions with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and is also a member of the executive committee for the AAP’s new provisional section for Minority Health, Equity and Inclusion.

Mr. Joe Lee – Workforce Development Strategist at the Alameda Health Consortium and Community Health Center Network,  provides healthcare consulting for eight non-profit community health center organizations, and is passionate about building tomorrow’s workforce to advance health equity and social justice for underserved communities.

We look forward to seeing you all!

Co-sponsors:  AAPI Health Research Group, Asian Health Services, APASD, and AAADS


Promoting research to improve health in the AAPI communities!