[AAPIHRG-S] Introduction to AAPI Health Student Organization

Previously, AAPIHRG has been mainly a DeCal but now we are now expanding into a student organization!If you are pre-med, pre-health, interested in public health or commun ity health, or are API or from under served communities, we encourage you all to come by our informational session on Thursday, January 29th from 7 to 8 PM in 254 Dwinelle! We’ll be talking more about events for the semester, future projects and opportunities for leadership and development! For more information, please contact the External Student Coordinator, Kimberly at kimberly.m.ngo@gmail.com.

For more information, please see our flyer here.

[AAPIHRG-D] Research is Power: Overcoming Challenges in AAPI Data Collection


AAADS 98/198 (1-2 units), UC Berkeley

AAPI Health Research Group (AAPIHRG) – 7th Annual Lecture Series


Coordinator:             Katie Lau                     katielau.23@gmail.com


Justine Bersonda

Kelsey Chun

Sandy Hong

AAADS sponsor:                        Professor Harvey Dong

AAPIHRG Coordinators:

Kimberly Ngo

Nga Bui, BA

Marilyn Wong, MD, MPH



1/28       Introduction to AAPI Community Health Issues
2/4         Research is Power: Overcoming Challenges in AAPI Data Collection
2/11       Women’s Health in the AAPI Community
2/18       Devastating impact of problem gambling and gaming addiction
2/25       Silent No More: HIV/AIDS in the AAPI population
3/4         Practice & Application of Integrative Medicine
3/11       Understanding Trauma and How It Shapes Mental Health in AAPI Community
3/18       Save A Life, Be An Organ and Bone Marrow Donor
3/25       Spring Break
4/1         Health Care Reform in the AAPI Community
4/8         I’m in…? Evaluating Covered California enrollment in the Korean American community
4/15       Advocating for a New Screening Protocol to Detect Nasopharyngeal Cancer in High Risk Populations
4/22       Panel of Community Health Activists: Their Paths to Social Change


Goals of lecture series:

– highlight importance of community perspective

– support community-minded students

– promote community health as a career path

– promote social change as a lifelong passion
Dr. Marilyn Wong’s office hours for students: Tuesdays 4-5:30 PM.  More information will be available in class.


[AAPIHRG-D] Introduction to AAPI Community Health Issues

Join us in an in-depth exploration of select issues in Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community health from a medical, historical and social perspective. Every week we delve into a different contemporary issue affecting the health of underserved Bay Area AAPIs through presentations from local physicians, policy makers, and community activists. Opportunities for research, leadership and networking follow completion of the course. Students from underserved communities encouraged to enroll. Get inspired, get involved, and learn how you can become a mover and shaker in the future of AAPI health!

It is important for future professionals to have an early understanding of the communities that they will serve. This course aims to achieve that by engaging students in critical dialogue about health issues that impact the AAPI communities. The goal of the class is to broaden students’ perspective in health, especially public health, and to understand the cross section between health and the Asian American Pacific Islander communities. In addition, students will have the opportunity to meet AAPI community health leaders, physicians, clinicians, researchers, professors and other community medical professionals in the Bay Area.

Class sessions will be held on Wednesdays from 7-9 pm in 104 Barrows. The first day of class starts THIS WEEK January 28, 2014! More info in the attached flyer! Or visit us at http://www.decal.org/courses/aapihrg. Learn more about our group at http://aapihrg.berkeley.edu! If you have any questions about the DeCal, you can contact our Student Coordinator, Katie, at katie.kailin.lau@berkeley.edu. We look forward to seeing you on the first day of class!

For more information, please see our flyer here.