2009-2010 Researchers/Facilitators


(Front row, left to right) Shoshana Arai R.N. Ph.D., Joanne Chan, Michelle Lough, Susan Kim, Ryan Saelee, (Back row) Marilyn Wong M.D., Nancy Xiong, Kristine Nguyen, David Lee, Francis Tongpalad, Nora Chandara

Students researched the below topics throughout the semester, all conducting literature reviews while some even used community members’ data sets. At the end of the semester, the students not only wrote research papers on these topics but also presented their research to their fellow researchers and mentors. The presentations were evaluated in preparation for these student researchers to give class presentations as student facilitators during the following spring semester.

Student Research Project Title
Joanne Chan Patient satisfaction
Nora Chandara Marijuana use in the Laotian community
Susan Kim Mental health issues among Korean immigrant women
Michelle Lough Sexually transmitted infections: morbidity among AAPI women
Kristine Nguyen Suicide among AAPI college students
Ryan Saelee Gambling in the Mien community
Francis Tongpalad Mental health & obesity in Pacific Islander communities
Nancy Xiong Shamanism in the Hmong community


2010 Spring Decal – in Dwinelle


Spring 2010 (Class Syllabus for De-Cal)

Introduction to AAPI Health
Week 1 1/27 *Marilyn Wong, MD, MPH*David Lee *Introduction: AAPI Health Issues and Challenges: How historical, social and political forces shape health
Historical Perspective
Week 2 2/3 *Film: “Ancestors in the Americas” *History of early Asian immigrants to the Americas, from 1700s to the 1900s
Week 3 2/10 *Harvey Dong, PhD *History grid: Summarizing the social/political highlights that shaped the communities and the resultant health impact
Week 4 2/17 *Candice Wong, MD, MPH*Joanne Chan *Challenges in data collection*Patient satisfaction
Mental Health
Week 5 2/24 *Ryan Saelee*Kent Woo, MSWGianna LeMichael Liao *Gambling in the Mien community*Gambling addiction in AAPI communities
Week 6 3/3 *Susan Kim*Francis Tongapalad *Mental health issues among Korean women*Mental health & obesity in Pacific Islander commuunities
Infectious Diseases and Medical Issues
Week 7 3/10 *Michelle Lough *Sexually transmitted infections: morbidity among AAPI women*Current events: race dialogue
Week 8 3/17 *Sophy Wong, MD *HIV/AIDS in Asia and Asian communities
Week 10 3/31 *Marilyn Wong, MD, MPH*Shoshana Arai, PhD, RN, CCRN *Hepatitis B (HBV)*Tuberculosis (TB)
Community Health
Week 11 4/7 *Pam Lee, PHN *SF Chinatown Working Conditions;Community Based Research
Week 12 4/14 *Kristine Nguyen*Nancy Xiong *Suicide among AAPI college students*Shamanism in the Hmong community
Week 13 4/21 *Ricky Choi, MD*Nora Chandara *Pedatric issues*Marijuana use in the Laotian community
Reform and Social Change
Week 14 4/28 *Winston Wong, MD *Healthcare Reform
Week 15 5/5 *Wendy Ho, MPAElizabeth SyLoan Dao, PhDJidan Koon, MPP *Social Change Panel

Promoting research to improve health in the AAPI communities!