asian americans

Summary

Summary: Persons living in the United States having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent.

Top Publications

  1. pmc Asian Americans: diabetes prevalence across U.S. and World Health Organization weight classifications
    Reena Oza-Frank
    Nutrition and Health Sciences Program, Graduate Division of Biomedical and Biological Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Diabetes Care 32:1644-6. 2009
  2. ncbi Ethnic issues in the epidemiology of childhood obesity
    P B Crawford
    Center for Weight and Health, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA
    Pediatr Clin North Am 48:855-78. 2001
  3. ncbi Plasma hemostatic factors and endothelial markers in four racial/ethnic groups: the MESA study
    P L Lutsey
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    J Thromb Haemost 4:2629-35. 2006
  4. ncbi The management of chronic hepatitis B in Asian Americans
    Myron J Tong
    Pfleger Liver Institute, Division of Digestive Diseases, University of California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 56:3143-62. 2011
  5. ncbi Accommodating type 2 diabetes in the Chinese American family
    Catherine A Chesla
    University of California, San Francisco, USA
    Qual Health Res 15:240-55. 2005
  6. ncbi Elevated risk of type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome among Asians and south Asians: results from the 2004 New York City HANES
    Swapnil N Rajpathak
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10461, USA
    Ethn Dis 20:225-30. 2010
  7. ncbi Tobacco use and dependence in Asian Americans: a review of the literature
    Sun S Kim
    School of Nursing, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey UMDNJ Newark, NJ 07107 1709, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:169-84. 2007
  8. ncbi The demography of disability and the effects of immigrant history: older Asians in the United States
    Jan E Mutchler
    Gerontology Institute, University of Massachusetts Boston, 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125, USA
    Demography 44:251-63. 2007
  9. ncbi Survival differences by race in nasopharyngeal carcinoma
    Li Min Sun
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 165:271-8. 2007
  10. ncbi What made a successful hepatitis B program for reducing liver cancer disparities: an examination of baseline characteristics and educational intervention, infection status, and missing responses of at-risk Asian Americans
    Chiehwen Ed Hsu
    Public Health Informatics, UT School of Health Information Sciences and School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, TX, 7000 Fannin, UCT 600, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Community Health 35:325-35. 2010

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  1. pmc Asian Americans: diabetes prevalence across U.S. and World Health Organization weight classifications
    Reena Oza-Frank
    Nutrition and Health Sciences Program, Graduate Division of Biomedical and Biological Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Diabetes Care 32:1644-6. 2009
    To compare diabetes prevalence among Asian Americans by World Health Organization and U.S. BMI classifications.
  2. ncbi Ethnic issues in the epidemiology of childhood obesity
    P B Crawford
    Center for Weight and Health, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA
    Pediatr Clin North Am 48:855-78. 2001
    ..This approach is crucial in the United States, a country with an increasingly diverse population...
  3. ncbi Plasma hemostatic factors and endothelial markers in four racial/ethnic groups: the MESA study
    P L Lutsey
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    J Thromb Haemost 4:2629-35. 2006
    ..Hemostatic factors and endothelial markers may play some role in racial/ethnic differences in cardiovascular disease (CVD) rates. However, little information exists on hemostatic factors and endothelial markers across racial/ethnic groups...
  4. ncbi The management of chronic hepatitis B in Asian Americans
    Myron J Tong
    Pfleger Liver Institute, Division of Digestive Diseases, University of California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 56:3143-62. 2011
    Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is common with major clinical consequences worldwide. In Asian Americans, the HBsAg carrier rate ranges from 7 to 16%; HBV is the most important cause of chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular ..
  5. ncbi Accommodating type 2 diabetes in the Chinese American family
    Catherine A Chesla
    University of California, San Francisco, USA
    Qual Health Res 15:240-55. 2005
    ..Accommodation by family members included developing shared diabetes care practices and indirect approaches to disagreements about diabetes management...
  6. ncbi Elevated risk of type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome among Asians and south Asians: results from the 2004 New York City HANES
    Swapnil N Rajpathak
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10461, USA
    Ethn Dis 20:225-30. 2010
    ..We estimated prevalence of diabetes (DM), metabolic syndrome (MS) and impaired fasting glucose (IFG), by race/ethnicity and by Asian subgroup...
  7. ncbi Tobacco use and dependence in Asian Americans: a review of the literature
    Sun S Kim
    School of Nursing, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey UMDNJ Newark, NJ 07107 1709, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:169-84. 2007
    ..Articles were retrieved from electronic health-related databases indexed for permutations of the keywords Asian Americans, smoking, tobacco use, tobacco dependence, and nicotine dependence...
  8. ncbi The demography of disability and the effects of immigrant history: older Asians in the United States
    Jan E Mutchler
    Gerontology Institute, University of Massachusetts Boston, 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125, USA
    Demography 44:251-63. 2007
    ..We conclude that in later life, immigrant status confers few disability advantages among the Asian population in the United States...
  9. ncbi Survival differences by race in nasopharyngeal carcinoma
    Li Min Sun
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 165:271-8. 2007
    ..Despite having higher incidence rates of NPC compared with other groups, Chinese NPC patients in the United States have better overall survival and the same risks of NPC-related mortality compared with other racial/ethnic groups...
  10. ncbi What made a successful hepatitis B program for reducing liver cancer disparities: an examination of baseline characteristics and educational intervention, infection status, and missing responses of at-risk Asian Americans
    Chiehwen Ed Hsu
    Public Health Informatics, UT School of Health Information Sciences and School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, TX, 7000 Fannin, UCT 600, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Community Health 35:325-35. 2010
    b>Asian Americans, compared with other racial/ethnic groups, are disproportionately affected by Hepatitis B disease...
  11. ncbi Differences in colorectal carcinoma stage and survival by race and ethnicity
    Chloe Chien
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
    Cancer 104:629-39. 2005
    ..Data regarding other races/ethnicities were limited, especially for Asian/Pacific Islander and Hispanic white subgroups...
  12. ncbi Barriers to screening for hepatitis B virus infection in Asian Americans
    Ke Qin Hu
    Division of GI Hepatology, University of California, Irvine, 101, The City Drive, Building 56, Rt 81, Rm 231, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 56:3163-71. 2011
    ..Although the overall prevalence of HBV infection in the United States is low (<1%), it is high (~10%) in Asian Americans. However, HBV screening rates in this population have been reported to be low.
  13. pmc Performance of BRCA1/2 mutation prediction models in Asian Americans
    Allison W Kurian
    Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305 5405, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:4752-8. 2008
    ..We compared the performance in Asian and white individuals of two widely used BRCA1/2 mutation prediction models, BRCAPRO and Myriad II...
  14. ncbi Midlife blood pressure and dementia: the Honolulu-Asia aging study
    L J Launer
    Epidemiology, Demography and Biometry Program, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Gateway Building 3C 309, 7201 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Neurobiol Aging 21:49-55. 2000
    ..This study suggests elevated levels of blood pressure in middle age can increase the risk for late age dementia in men never treated with anti-hypertensive medication...
  15. ncbi State of disparities in cardiovascular health in the United States
    George A Mensah
    Office of the Director, Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control, Mail Stop K 40, 4770 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Circulation 111:1233-41. 2005
    ..Having timely access to current data on disparities is important for policy and program development. Accordingly, we assessed the current magnitude of disparities in cardiovascular disease (CVD) and its risk factors in the United States...
  16. ncbi Cost-effectiveness of screening and vaccinating Asian and Pacific Islander adults for hepatitis B
    David W Hutton
    Stanford University, Asian Liver Center, and Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305 4026, USA
    Ann Intern Med 147:460-9. 2007
    ..Without proper medical management and antiviral therapy, up to 25% of Asian and Pacific Islander persons with chronic HBV infection will die of liver disease...
  17. pmc Prevalence and correlates of diabetes in South asian indians in the United States: findings from the metabolic syndrome and atherosclerosis in South asians living in america study and the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
    A M Kanaya
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94115, USA
    Metab Syndr Relat Disord 8:157-64. 2010
    ..Individuals from South Asia have high diabetes prevalence despite low body weight. We compared the prevalence of diabetes among South Asian Indians with other U.S. ethnic groups and explored correlates of diabetes...
  18. ncbi Acculturation and health in Korean Americans
    S K Lee
    Nutrition and Food Sciences, School of Health Sciences, Hunter College, CUNY, New York, NY 10010, USA
    Soc Sci Med 51:159-73. 2000
    ..Future health research and practice can benefit by acknowledging the complexity of acculturation and its multidimensional effects on health...
  19. ncbi Hepatitis B knowledge and practices among Chinese immigrants to the United States
    Vicky M Taylor
    Cancer Prevention Program, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, British Columbia Cancer Agency, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 7:313-7. 2006
    ..Chronic carriage of hepatitis B virus (HBV) is the most common underlying cause of liver cancer among Chinese Americans. Our objective was to describe Chinese immigrants' hepatitis B knowledge, testing, and vaccination levels...
  20. pmc Linguistic and cultural barriers to care
    Quyen Ngo-Metzger
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Mass 02215, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:44-52. 2003
    Primarily because of immigration, Asian Americans are one of the fastest growing and most ethnically diverse minority groups in the United States. However, little is known about their perspectives on health care quality.
  21. ncbi Body mass index in a US national sample of Asian Americans: effects of nativity, years since immigration and socioeconomic status
    D S Lauderdale
    Department of Health Studies, University of Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 24:1188-94. 2000
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  22. ncbi Predictors of breast and cervical screening in Vietnamese women in Harris County, Houston, Texas
    Vi Ho
    Department of Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Cancer Nurs 28:119-29; quiz 130-1. 2005
    ..Barriers and incentives to breast and cervical screening were similar to those in other studies...
  23. pmc A comprehensive analysis of common genetic variation in prolactin (PRL) and PRL receptor (PRLR) genes in relation to plasma prolactin levels and breast cancer risk: the multiethnic cohort
    Sulggi A Lee
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    BMC Med Genet 8:72. 2007
    ..Prospective epidemiological studies have also shown that women with higher circulating PRL levels have an increase in risk of breast cancer, suggesting that variability in PRL may also be important in determining a woman's risk...
  24. ncbi Epidemiologic and clinical factors associated with chronic kidney disease among Asian Americans and Native Hawaiians
    Marjorie K Mau
    Department of Native Hawaiian Health, John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawai i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Ethn Health 12:111-27. 2007
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  25. pmc Type 2 diabetes: identifying high risk Asian American subgroups in a clinical population
    Elsie J Wang
    Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute, Department of Health Policy Research, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 93:248-54. 2011
    ..We compared the prevalence and treatment of type 2 diabetes across Asian American subgroups (Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese) and Non-Hispanic Whites (NHWs) in a Northern California healthcare system...
  26. ncbi Does an immigrant health paradox exist among Asian Americans? Associations of nativity and occupational class with self-rated health and mental disorders
    Dolly A John
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Landmark Center, 401 Park Dr, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Soc Sci Med 75:2085-98. 2012
    ..To examine whether this exists among Asian Americans, we investigate how nativity and occupational class (white-collar, blue-collar, service, unemployed) are ..
  27. ncbi Cholesterol and all-cause mortality in elderly people from the Honolulu Heart Program: a cohort study
    I J Schatz
    Clinical Epidemiology and Geriatrics Division, Department of Medicine, John A Bums School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1356 Lusitana Street, 7th Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813 2427, USA
    Lancet 358:351-5. 2001
    ..To investigate these discrepancies, we did a longitudinal assessment of changes in both lipid and serum cholesterol concentrations over 20 years, and compared them with mortality...
  28. ncbi Colorectal cancer screening disparities in Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: which groups are most vulnerable?
    Hee Yun Lee
    School of Social Work, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Ethn Health 16:501-18. 2011
    Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a significant cause of mortality among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs), yet studies have consistently reported lower CRC screening rates among AAPIs than among non-Latino Whites and African ..
  29. pmc Cultural factors influencing the mental health of Asian Americans
    Elizabeth J Kramer
    Charles B Wang Community Health Center 125 Walker St New York, NY 10013, USA
    West J Med 176:227-31. 2002
  30. ncbi Effective colorectal cancer education for Asian Americans: a Michigan program
    Tsu Yin Wu
    School of Nursing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Cancer Educ 25:146-52. 2010
    b>Asian Americans are among the fastest growing population groups in the USA. Despite the fact that colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second most common cancer for this group, Asian Americans have low CRC screening rates...
  31. ncbi Association between self-reported physical activity and obesity among White, Black, Hispanic, and Asian Americans: 2007 and 2009 brfss
    Soyang Kwon
    Department of Pediatrics, Northwestern University, 225 E Chicago Ave, Box 157, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Ethn Dis 23:129-35. 2013
    To examine the association between self-reported leisure-time moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity (MVPA) and obesity among non-Hispanic White, non-Hispanic Black, Hispanic, and Asian Americans.
  32. pmc Using name lists to infer Asian racial/ethnic subgroups in the healthcare setting
    Eric C Wong
    Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute, 795 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA
    Med Care 48:540-6. 2010
    ..Many clinical data sources used to assess health disparities lack Asian subgroup information, but do include patient names...
  33. pmc Low health literacy, limited English proficiency, and health status in Asians, Latinos, and other racial/ethnic groups in California
    Tetine Sentell
    Office of Public Health Studies, John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawai i, 1960 East West Road, BIOMED, D 104, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
    J Health Commun 17:82-99. 2012
    ..Limited English proficiency may carry greater health risk than low health literacy, though important racial/ethnic variations exist...
  34. ncbi Survival in Asian Americans after treatments for hepatocellular carcinoma: a seven-year experience at UCLA
    Myron J Tong
    The Dumont UCLA Liver Cancer Center, Division of Digestive Diseases, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Clin Gastroenterol 44:e63-70. 2010
    ..The aims of this study were to examine the tumor characteristics and liver disease status in HCC patients of Asian ancestry and determine their survival after treatments for HCC...
  35. pmc A cross-sectional characterization of insulin resistance by phenotype and insulin clamp in East Asian Americans with type 1 and type 2 diabetes
    William C Hsu
    Asian American Diabetes Initiative, Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e28311. 2011
    Classic features of type 1 and type 2 diabetes may not apply in Asian Americans, due to shared absence of common HLA DR-DQ genotype, low prevalence of positive anti-islet antibodies and low BMI in both types of diabetes...
  36. pmc Smoking prevalence among asian americans: findings from the National Latino and Asian American Study (NLAAS)
    David H Chae
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Public Health Rep 121:755-63. 2006
    National studies suggest that the prevalence of current smoking among Asian Americans is lower than that for other racial/ethnic groups...
  37. pmc Patient-physician relationships and racial disparities in the quality of health care
    Somnath Saha
    Section of General Internal Medicine, Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Department of Veterans Affairs, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:1713-9. 2003
    ..This study explored whether racial differences in patient-physician relationships contribute to disparities in the quality of health care...
  38. pmc Differences in rates of glaucoma among Asian Americans and other racial groups, and among various Asian ethnic groups
    Joshua D Stein
    Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105, USA
    Ophthalmology 118:1031-7. 2011
    To determine the incidence and prevalence of different glaucoma types among Asian Americans and other races, and evaluate the hazard for glaucoma among different races and Asian ethnicities.
  39. ncbi Incidence of anal cancer in California: increased incidence among men in San Francisco, 1973-1999
    Rosemary D Cress
    California Cancer Registry, Sacramento, CA, USA
    Prev Med 36:555-60. 2003
    ..Incidence of anal cancer has increased in the United States during the past 30 years. This report describes the incidence of this rare cancer in the diverse California population...
  40. ncbi Cervical cancer screening among Southeast Asian American women
    Ivy K Ho
    Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA 01854, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 13:49-60. 2011
    ..Overall, much more work is needed in order to deepen our understanding of the various ways to improve the rate of cervical cancer screening among Southeast Asian American women...
  41. ncbi HIV testing and awareness of care-related services among a group of HIV-positive Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States: findings from a supplemental HIV/AIDS surveillance project
    Frank Y Wong
    School of Nursing and Health Studies, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 16:440-7. 2004
    Compared with other racial/ethnic groups in the United States, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are more likely to be at an advanced stage of AIDS disease and have opportunistic infections at the time of diagnosis...
  42. pmc The role of medical interpretation on breast and cervical cancer screening among Asian American and Pacific Islander women
    Jeff Dang
    Consulting Measurement Group, Inc 2390 Crenshaw Blvd 110, Torrance, CA 90501, USA
    J Cancer Educ 25:253-62. 2010
    ..The study provides support for increasing language access in healthcare settings. In particular, medical interpreters may help increase the utilization of breast and cervical cancer screening among LEP AAPI women...
  43. pmc Caution in generalizing known genetic risk markers for breast cancer across all ethnic/racial populations
    Fang Chen
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Eur J Hum Genet 19:243-5. 2011
    ..These results emphasize the need for large-scale association studies of multiple racial/ethnic groups for discovery and characterization of risk alleles relevant to all populations in the United States...
  44. ncbi The topography of colorectal cancer varies by race/ethnicity and affects the utility of flexible sigmoidoscopy
    C P Theuer
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine 92697-7550, USA
    Am Surg 67:1157-61. 2001
    ..Colorectal screening recommendations may need to incorporate racial and ethnic differences in colorectal neoplasia topography...
  45. pmc Asian Americans have greater prevalence of metabolic syndrome despite lower body mass index
    L P Palaniappan
    Health Policy Research, Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 35:393-400. 2011
    To examine the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and metabolic syndrome for Asian Americans and non-Hispanic Whites (NHWs), given that existing evidence shows racial/ethnic heterogeneity exists in how BMI predicts metabolic ..
  46. ncbi Promoting culturally appropriate colorectal cancer screening through a health educator: a randomized controlled trial
    Shin Ping Tu
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA
    Cancer 107:959-66. 2006
    ..Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a leading cause of cancer mortality in the US. Surveys reveal low CRC screening levels among Asians in the US, including Chinese Americans...
  47. pmc Validation of the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 for depression screening among Chinese Americans
    Albert Yeung
    Depression Clinical and Research Program, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Compr Psychiatry 49:211-7. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to validate the Chinese Bilingual version of the Patient Health Questionnaire (CB-PHQ-9) for screening for depression among Chinese Americans in primary care...
  48. pmc Unfair treatment, racial/ethnic discrimination, ethnic identification, and smoking among Asian Americans in the National Latino and Asian American Study
    David H Chae
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:485-92. 2008
    ..the relations of self-report of general unfair treatment and self-report of race/ethnicity-specific discrimination with current smoking among Asian Americans. We investigated whether ethnic identification moderated either association.
  49. pmc Cancer incidence and mortality patterns among specific Asian and Pacific Islander populations in the U.S
    Barry A Miller
    Cancer Statistics Branch, Surveillance Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, 6116 Executive Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20852, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 19:227-56. 2008
    ..New databases added to publicly available SEER*Stat software will enable public health researchers to further investigate cancer patterns among API groups...
  50. ncbi Stigma: barrier to mental health care among ethnic minorities
    Faye A Gary
    Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA
    Issues Ment Health Nurs 26:979-99. 2005
    ..The article concludes with recommendations for research and health policy implications...
  51. pmc Generational status and family cohesion effects on the receipt of mental health services among Asian Americans: findings from the National Latino and Asian American Study
    Van M Ta
    Office of Public Health Studies, University of Hawai i at Manoa, HI, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:115-21. 2010
    We investigated the relative strengths of generational status and family cohesion effects on current use of mental health services (past 12 months) among Asian Americans.
  52. ncbi Why we should routinely screen Asian American adults for hepatitis B: a cross-sectional study of Asians in California
    Steven Y Lin
    School of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
    Hepatology 46:1034-40. 2007
    ..Men were twice as likely as women to be chronically infected (12.1% versus 6.4%). Asian Americans born in East Asia, Southeast Asia, or the Pacific Islands were 19...
  53. ncbi Hepatitis B and liver cancer knowledge and preventive practices among Asian Americans in the San Francisco Bay Area, California
    Charlotte A Wu
    Asian Liver Center, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 8:127-34. 2007
    ..and prevention, it is important to identify existing gaps in knowledge and preventive practices among Asian Americans. Therefore, the authors administered a written questionnaire to 199 adults in the Asian-American community of ..
  54. ncbi Asian American multidimensional acculturation scale: development, factor analysis, reliability, and validity
    Ruth H Gim Chung
    Division of Counseling Psychology, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, US
    Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol 10:66-80. 2004
    ..These features of the AAMAS allow for a more complex assessment of acculturation level of Asian Americans and its relationship to psychological functioning.
  55. ncbi Effects of acculturation on smoking behavior in Asian Americans: a meta-analysis
    Sarah Choi
    Department of Family Health Care Nursing, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 23:67-73. 2008
    ..In the United States, the prevalence rate in Asian immigrants is high (26%-70%), with Southeast Asian men having the highest rate. Acculturation has been associated with smoking behavior in this ethnic group...
  56. ncbi Acculturation stress and depression among Asian immigrant elders
    Ada C Mui
    Columbia University, School of Social Work, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Soc Work 51:243-55. 2006
    ..Data suggest that depression is prevalent among urban Asian immigrant elders and that there is great heterogeneity among Asian ethnic subgroups. Implications for social work practice are discussed...
  57. pmc Psychiatric disorders among foreign-born and US-born Asian-Americans in a US national survey
    Joshua Breslau
    Center for Reducing Health Disparities, Dept of Internal Medicine, University of California, Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA, USA
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 41:943-50. 2006
    ..We examine the association of nativity and risk for psychiatric disorder in a national sample of the Asian-American (AA) population...
  58. pmc Use of specialty mental health services by Asian Americans with psychiatric disorders
    Oanh Le Meyer
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 77:1000-5. 2009
    Research suggests that Asian Americans underutilize mental health services but an understanding of the multiple factors involved in utilization has not been examined in a nationally representative sample...
  59. pmc Immigration and generational trends in body mass index and obesity in the United States: results of the National Latino and Asian American Survey, 2002-2003
    Lisa M Bates
    School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:70-7. 2008
    We examined patterns of body mass index (BMI) and obesity among a nationally representative sample of first-, second-, and third-generation Latinos and Asian Americans to reveal associations with nativity or country of origin.
  60. pmc Hepatitis B knowledge and practices among Cambodian immigrants
    Vicky M Taylor
    Cancer Prevention Program, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
    J Cancer Educ 24:100-4. 2009
    ..Chronic hepatitis B infection is the most common cause of liver cancer among Cambodians. Our objective was to describe Cambodian Americans' hepatitis B knowledge, testing, and vaccination levels...
  61. ncbi Mental health issues for Asian Americans
    K M Lin
    Department of Psychiatry and Research Center on the Psychobiology of Ethnicity, Harbor University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center, Torrance 90502, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 50:774-80. 1999
    One of fastest-growing population groups in recent decades, Asian Americans represent a vastly diversified and rich mixture of cultures, languages, beliefs, and practices, many of which differ widely from those of European Americans...
  62. ncbi Recognizing and engaging depressed Chinese Americans in treatment in a primary care setting
    Albert Yeung
    Depression Clinical and Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 21:819-23. 2006
    ..To examine the effectiveness of depression screening and the Engagement Interview Protocol (EIP) in identifying and engaging in treatment depressed Chinese Americans in a primary care setting...
  63. ncbi Social connections, immigration-related factors, and self-rated physical and mental health among Asian Americans
    Wei Zhang
    University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 96822, United States
    Soc Sci Med 68:2104-12. 2009
    Focusing on Asian Americans, this study examines how self-rated physical and mental health depends on the layered social connections (including 4 types: family cohesion, relative support, friend support, and neighborhood cohesion), ..
  64. ncbi Racial discrimination and health among Asian Americans: evidence, assessment, and directions for future research
    Gilbert C Gee
    School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Epidemiol Rev 31:130-51. 2009
    ..Studies of racial discrimination and health among Asian Americans, however, remain underdeveloped...
  65. pmc Healthy People 2010 and Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders: defining a baseline of information
    Chandak Ghosh
    Health Resources and Services Administration, US Department of Health and Human Services DHHS, and Harvard Medical School, Department of Social Medicine, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:2093-8. 2003
    ..This study compiles existing Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) health data to establish a baseline...
  66. ncbi Differences in breast cancer stage, treatment, and survival by race and ethnicity
    Christopher I Li
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Ave N, MP 381, PO Box 19024, Seattle, WA 98109 1024, USA
    Arch Intern Med 163:49-56. 2003
    ..However, Asians and Pacific Islanders and Hispanic whites are heterogeneous populations, and few studies have evaluated breast cancer stage, treatments, and mortality rates for subgroups of these populations...
  67. ncbi Cancer incidence, mortality, and associated risk factors among Asian Americans of Chinese, Filipino, Vietnamese, Korean, and Japanese ethnicities
    Melissa McCracken
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA, USA
    CA Cancer J Clin 57:190-205. 2007
    Many studies demonstrate that cancer incidence and mortality patterns among Asian Americans are heterogeneous, but national statistics on cancer for Asian ethnic groups are not routinely available...
  68. ncbi Risk of hospitalized stroke in men enrolled in the Honolulu Heart Program and the Framingham Study: A comparison of incidence and risk factor effects
    Beatriz L Rodriguez
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
    Stroke 33:230-6. 2002
    ..Our purpose was to compare the 20-year incidence of hospitalized stroke between Japanese-American men in the Honolulu Heart Program and white men in the Framingham Study...
  69. pmc The association between self-reported racial discrimination and 12-month DSM-IV mental disorders among Asian Americans nationwide
    Gilbert C Gee
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Soc Sci Med 64:1984-96. 2007
    ..Thus, self-reported discrimination was associated with increased risk of mental disorders among Asian Americans across the United States and this relationship was not explained by social desirability, physical health, ..
  70. ncbi Adversities of acculturation? Prevalence of obesity among immigrants
    Neeraj Kaushal
    School of Social Work, Columbia University, Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Health Econ 18:291-303. 2009
    ..For those who experienced increase in obesity with duration, the rise was higher during the first five years of residence than later and greater for those who arrived at a relatively young age...
  71. pmc Immigration-related factors and mental disorders among Asian Americans
    David T Takeuchi
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:84-90. 2007
    ..examined lifetime and 12-month rates of any depressive, anxiety, and substance abuse disorders in a national sample of Asian Americans. We focused on factors related to nativity and immigration as possible correlates of mental disorders.
  72. ncbi Predictors of regular Pap smears among Korean-American women
    Hee Soon Juon
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 624 N Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Prev Med 37:585-92. 2003
    ..Many Korean-American women (KAW) are unaware of the importance of regular cancer screening. This research estimates rates and examines predictors of regular cervical cancer screening among KAW...
  73. ncbi Community-based participatory research increases cervical cancer screening among Vietnamese-Americans
    Tung T Nguyen
    Suc Khoe La Vang Health is Gold Vietnamese Community Health Promotion Project and the Division of General Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 17:31-54. 2006
    ..Community-based participatory research is feasible and effective in Vietnamese-American communities...
  74. pmc Disentangling the effects of racial and weight discrimination on body mass index and obesity among Asian Americans
    Gilbert C Gee
    Department of Community Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, 650 Charles E Young Dr S, Room 41 296A, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:493-500. 2008
    We examined whether racial discrimination is associated with increased body mass index (BMI) and obesity among Asian Americans. Further, we explored whether this association strengthens with increasing time in the United States.
  75. ncbi Larger amounts of visceral adipose tissue in Asian Americans
    Y W Park
    Department of Family Medicine, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Korea
    Obes Res 9:381-7. 2001
    ..As little is known about the levels of VAT in Asians, we compared whole-body VAT in Asian Americans with European Americans...
  76. pmc Culturally sensitive collaborative treatment for depressed chinese americans in primary care
    Albert Yeung
    South Cove Community Health Center, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:2397-402. 2010
    ..We examined the feasibility and effectiveness of using culturally sensitive collaborative treatment (CSCT) to improve recognition, engagement, and treatment of depressed Chinese Americans in primary care...
  77. ncbi Persistent racial and ethnic disparities in up-to-date colorectal cancer testing in medicare enrollees
    Joshua J Fenton
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:412-8. 2009
    ....
  78. pmc Discrimination and health among Asian American immigrants: disentangling racial from language discrimination
    Hyung Chol Yoo
    Asian Pacific American Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287 5503, USA
    Soc Sci Med 68:726-32. 2009
    ..Language discrimination may be an understudied type of discrimination associated with chronic illness among Asian Americans.
  79. ncbi Factors associated with mental health service use in Latino and Asian immigrant elders
    Giyeon Kim
    Center for Mental Health and Aging, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 35487, USA
    Aging Ment Health 14:535-42. 2010
    ..Adapting Andersen's behavioral health model of health service utilization, predisposing, enabling, and mental health need factors were considered as potential predictors for use of mental health services...
  80. ncbi Survival differences among Asian subpopulations in the United States after prostate, colorectal, breast, and cervical carcinomas
    Scarlett S Lin
    Northern California Cancer Center, Union City, California
    Cancer 94:1175-82. 2002
    ..The authors examined survival after carcinomas of the prostate, colon/rectum, breast, and cervix separately for Chinese, Japanese, Filipinos, and non-Hispanic whites in the United States...
  81. ncbi Cancer screening behaviors and barriers in Asian Americans
    Grace X Ma
    Department of Public Health, Center for Asian Health, College of Health Professions, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122 0843, USA
    Am J Health Behav 33:650-60. 2009
    ..To determine differences in screening for routine physical exam and cancers among Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Cambodian Americans...
  82. ncbi Uncovering factors contributing to under-utilization of breast cancer screening by Chinese and Korean women living in the United States
    Mei yu Yu
    School of Nursing, University of Michigan, Room 3248 400 N Ingalls, Ann Arbor, Ml 48109 0482, USA
    Ethn Dis 13:213-9. 2003
    ..This study investigated factors influencing breast cancer screening utilization by Chinese and Korean women, living in the United States, and examined similarities and differences between the 2 sub-populations...
  83. ncbi Colon pathology detected after a positive screening flexible sigmoidoscopy: a prospective study in an ethnically diverse cohort
    Fritz Francois
    Department of Medicine and Division of Gastroenterology, VA New York Harbor Healthcare System and New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York 10010, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 101:823-30. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate ethnic variations in the prevalence of proximal neoplasia on follow-up colonoscopy after a neoplastic lesion is found on sigmoidoscopy...
  84. ncbi Survival variability by race and ethnicity in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia
    Nina S Kadan-Lottick
    Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Yale University, New Haven, Conn, USA
    JAMA 290:2008-14. 2003
    ....
  85. ncbi Barriers to providing effective mental health services to Asian Americans
    F T Leong
    Department of Psychology, Ohio State University, Columbus 43210 1222, USA
    Ment Health Serv Res 3:201-14. 2001
    ..Rodriguez (1989), the current paper examines the barriers to providing effective mental health services to Asian Americans. Beginning with the recognition that Asian Americans consists of numerous heterogeneous subgroups, the issue ..
  86. ncbi Ethnic differences in BMI and body/self-dissatisfaction among Whites, Asian subgroups, Pacific Islanders, and African-Americans
    Alayne Yates
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, USA
    J Adolesc Health 34:300-7. 2004
    ..To distinguish body mass index (BMI) and body/self-dissatisfaction among Asian subgroups...
  87. pmc Soy intake is associated with increased 2-hydroxylation and decreased 16alpha-hydroxylation of estrogens in Asian-American women
    Barbara J Fuhrman
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics Program, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, 6120 Executive Boulevard, Room 5003, Rockville, MD 20852 7246, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:2751-60. 2009
    ..In a sample of Asian-American women, we investigated the associations of usual adult soy intake with the urinary concentrations of 15 estrogens and estrogen metabolites (EM) measured using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry...
  88. ncbi Reliability and validity of the mammography screening beliefs questionnaire among Chinese American women
    Tsu Yin Wu
    Department of Nursing, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, 48197, USA
    Cancer Nurs 26:131-42. 2003
    ..The Cronbach alpha for the subscales ranged from.77 to.90. Construct validity was supported by exploring the factor structure of the instrument using confirmatory factor analysis and testing correlations with mammography compliance...
  89. ncbi Are depressive symptoms a risk factor for mortality in elderly Japanese American men?: the Honolulu-Asia Aging Study
    Junji Takeshita
    The Honolulu Asia Aging Study, Kuakini Medical Center, 4th Floor, 1356 Lusitana Street, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 159:1127-32. 2002
    ..This study determined the influence of depressive symptoms on subsequent mortality of all causes...
  90. ncbi Breast and cervical cancer screening among Chinese American women
    E S Yu
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, California 92182, USA
    Cancer Pract 9:81-91. 2001
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe breast and cervical cancer screening knowledge and practices of a representative sample of Chinese American women and to examine the factors associated with screening practices...
  91. pmc Limited English proficiency and breast and cervical cancer screening in a multiethnic population
    Elizabeth A Jacobs
    John H Stroger Jr Hospital of Cook County and Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1410-6. 2005
    ..We examined the relationship between ability to speak English and receipt of Papanicolaou tests, clinical breast examinations, and mammography in a multiethnic group of women in the United States...
  92. ncbi Factors associated with obesity in Chinese-American children
    Jyu Lin Chen
    University of California, San Francisco Department of Family Health Care Nursing, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Pediatr Nurs 31:110-5. 2005
    ..A cross-sectional study design was utilized to examine factors associated with obesity in Chinese-American children...
  93. ncbi Mortality rates of elderly Asian American populations based on Medicare and Social Security data
    Diane S Lauderdale
    Department of Health Studies, University of Chicago, 5841 S Maryland Ave, MC 2007, Chicago, IL 60337, USA
    Demography 39:529-40. 2002
    ..We found that death rates for elderly Asian Americans are lower than those for whites, and that socioeconomic differences between subgroups do not translate into ..
  94. pmc Providing high-quality care for limited English proficient patients: the importance of language concordance and interpreter use
    Quyen Ngo-Metzger
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care and the Center for Health Policy Research, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Research, 111 Academy, Suite 220, Irvine, CA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:324-30. 2007
    ..Provider-patient language discordance is related to worse quality care for limited English proficient (LEP) patients who speak Spanish. However, little is known about language barriers among LEP Asian-American patients...
  95. ncbi Knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of Chinese hepatitis B screening and vaccination
    Grace X Ma
    Department of Public Health, Director of Center for Asian Health, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122 0843, USA
    Am J Health Behav 32:178-87. 2008
    ..To measure the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of Hepatitis B (HBV) screening and vaccination in the Chinese American population...
  96. pmc Workplace discrimination and health among Filipinos in the United States
    Arnold B de Castro
    School of Nursing, University of Washington, Box 357263, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:520-6. 2008
    ..We examined the association between work discrimination and morbidity among Filipinos in the United States, independent of more-global measures of discrimination...
  97. pmc Access to mental health treatment by English language proficiency and race/ethnicity
    Tetine Sentell
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, 2727 Mariposa Street, Suite 100, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:289-93. 2007
    ..Limited English proficiency (LEP) may contribute to mental health care disparities, yet empirical data are limited...
  98. ncbi Racial and ethnic variations in hepatocellular carcinoma incidence within the United States
    Robert Wong
    University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, Oakland, CA 94619, USA
    Am J Med 121:525-31. 2008
    ..Delineating high-risk populations and cancer patterns can provide valuable information. This is necessary to broaden screening and surveillance guidelines related to early detection and prevention...
  99. ncbi Cultural differences in responses to a Likert scale
    Jerry W Lee
    Loma Linda University School of Public Health, CA 92350, USA
    Res Nurs Health 25:295-306. 2002
    ..Although culture affected response patterns, the association of sense of coherence and health was positive in all three cultural groups...
  100. pmc Intra-abdominal fat accumulation is greatest at younger ages in Japanese-American adults
    Christine G Lee
    Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Clinical Nutrition, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239 3098, USA
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 89:58-64. 2010
    ..We evaluated whether changes over 10-11 years in weight, subcutaneous abdominal fat (SQAF), and intra-abdominal fat (IAF) differ by age and contrasted age-related adiposity changes by gender...
  101. pmc Acculturative family distancing (AFD) and depression in Chinese American families
    Wei Chin Hwang
    Department of Psychology, Claremont McKenna College, 850 Columbia Ave, Claremont, CA 91711, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 78:655-67. 2010
    ..It is a more proximal and problem-focused formulation of the acculturation gap and is hypothesized to increase depression via family conflict...

Research Grants63

  1. Chinese American Eye Study
    Rohit Varma; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..been conducted, there is almost no information on the prevalence, risk factors, and genetic determinants in Asian Americans-one of the fastest growing racial groups in the US...
  2. Perfluoroalkyl chemicals and the risk of developing clinical and subclinical CVD
    Anoop Shankar; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..both men and women and the various racial/ethnic groups in the US, including whites, blacks, Hispanics, and Asian Americans and with up to 10 years of follow-up data...
  3. The Role of Myosin in Vesicle Trafficking
    Yashomati M Patel; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The prevalence of type 2 diabetes is even higher among African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Asian Americans, and the elderly...
  4. Hepatitis B Virus PreS2 Mutant as Risk Factor for Hepatocellular Carcinoma
    Eric J Huang; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..throughout the world and the US, especially among minorities such as African Americans, Native Americans, and Asian Americans. HCC has a dismal prognosis unless detected early, but current screening methods have low sensitivity and ..
  5. Lay Health Worker Model to Reduce Liver Cancer Disparities in Asian Americans
    Hee Soon Juon; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Chronic HBV infection and liver cancer caused by HBV among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) is one of the most serious - but frequently neglected-health disparity issues ..
  6. Relationships between discrimination and the health of South Asian Americans
    SARAH BERGMAN NADIMPALLI; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..b>Asian Americans, in particular South Asian Americans (SAAs), are underrepresented in these studies...
  7. An Individually-Tailored Mammography Screening Intervention for Chinese Americans
    Tsu Yin Wu; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..If the program is shown to be successful, the intervention strategies may serve as a model with other Asian Americans and minority groups, and also improve the utilization of other types of cancer screening tests as well.
  8. ATECAR: Asian Training, Education on Cancer & Research
    Grace Ma; Fiscal Year: 2009
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Asian Americans represent the fastest growing ethnic group in the US...
  9. Epidemiology of Suicidal Behavior in Racially/Ethnically Diverse Older Americans
    AMY LYNN BYERS; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Americans;and 3) the National Latino and Asian American Study (NLAAS), a probability sample of Latinos and Asian Americans. The project proposes to make innovative use of the combined data and examine a large, nationally-based ..
  10. Training Grant in Renal Function and Disease
    Phillip Darwin Bell; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Our diverse pool of trainees has included 5 Caucasians, 4 African Americans, 1 Latina, and 4 Asian Americans. Five trainees were women, and 9 of the 14 were clinicians...
  11. Smoking Cessation Across Ethnic Groups in the US
    DENNIS RYAN TRINIDAD; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..All analyses will be conducted for major racial/ethnic groups (African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Americans and Non-Hispanic Whites) and their subgroups (e.g...
  12. Health Literacy and Cancer Screening Disparities in Asian American Populations
    Tetine Sentell; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Cancer is the leading cause of death among Asian Americans (AA), yet screening rates for breast, colorectal, and cervical cancer are lower for AA than for many other racial/ethnic groups...
  13. Gene-Environment Interactions and Weight Gain
    Penny Gordon-Larsen; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..of follow-up, including 5,000 European Americans, 2,100 African Americans, 1,500 Hispanic Americans and 900 Asian Americans;and the Cebu Longitudinal Health and Nutrition Survey (CLHNS), a cohort of 1,800 reproductive aged women with ..
  14. Access to care in Asian Americans: Assessing determinants of usual source of care
    EVA CHANG; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..in the United States, understanding the resources and barriers that impact the health and health behaviors of Asian Americans is increasingly prioritized in the national health agenda...
  15. Defining Natural History and Optimal Treatment Outcome for Chronic HBV Infection
    NORAH ANNE TERRAULT; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Chronic HBV infection affects 1.5 million Americans, with Asian Americans, disproportionately affected, and =5000 deaths occur annually due to cirrhosis and liver cancer...
  16. HBV Research Network Database Protocol and Clinical Trial Study Proposals
    TRAM THUY TRAN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..5 million Americans. Asian Americans have the highest prevalence of chronic HBV, approximately 10% to 15%, followed by other groups including men ..
  17. Cross-cultural neuroimaging of emotion in South Africa, Japan and US
    Joan Y Chiao; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..By understanding how cultural values affect neural mechanisms underlying emotional functioning, we may gain further insight into how affective disorders can be both prevented and treated across cultural groups. ..
  18. ASIAN AMERICAN NETWORK FOR CANCER AWARENESS RESEARCH & TRAINING
    MOON SHAO CHUANG CHEN; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..disparities by conducting community-based participatory education, training, and research by, for, and with Asian Americans in Sacramento, CA (also serves as Headquarters);San Francisco, CA;Los Angeles, CA;Seattle, WA;Hawaii (state);..
  19. Identifying Disparities in Type 2 Diabetes Among Asian Americans: The Pan Asian C
    Latha P Palaniappan; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..In particular, data are lacking on Type 2 diabetes and obesity for Asian Americans, suggested to have increased risk of Type 2 diabetes...
  20. Liver Cancer Control Interventions for Asian Americans
    MOON SHAO CHUANG CHEN; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..indicate that hepatitis-B related liver cancer represents the most drastic cancer health disparity affecting Asian Americans. Each of these 3 Asian groups will be the focus of this P01 entitled, "Liver Cancer Control Interventions for ..
  21. Stress &Coping Model of Alcohol Use among Treatment-Seeking Asian American Adult
    SHARON HSIN HSU; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..1) Previous studies utilizing this model are based on samples that do not include an adequate number of Asian Americans;2) Key factors in the model may be shaped by culture...
  22. Self-Directed Online Training Program for Multicultural Dementia Caregivers
    Hongtu Chen; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..education, support, and assistance programs for these ethnic minority groups, but also because Hispanic and Asian Americans are two fastest growing groups of the nation, increasing by 43% in the past decade, according to the Census ..
  23. Biologic Basis of Disparity in Liver Cancer Survival Among Asian Americans
    Christopher L Bowlus; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..example of a cancer health disparity in that HCC is disproportionally higher in incidence and mortality among Asian Americans compared with non-Hispanic Whites...
  24. Stereotype threat and risk-taking propensity among Asian Americans young adults
    Derek Iwamoto; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..This is of special relevance to Asian Americans because this group has been historically characterized as a "model-minority" through the supposed "positive" ..
  25. Tobacco Dependence Treatments for Asian Americans
    Sun Seog Kim; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Nicotine dependence is very common among Asian Americans;yet, research on understanding and treating nicotine dependence in this group is almost nonexistent...
  26. Optimizing naltrexone for individuals of East Asian descent
    Lara Ray; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..considered in order to extend the findings from primarily Caucasian samples to ethnic minorities, such as Asian Americans. Preliminary work by our team has found that among individuals of East Asian descent, Asp40 carriers show ..
  27. Impact of Mitochondrial Genome Variation on extreme Prostate Cancer Disparities
    VANESSA MARIE HAYES; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..This study addresses an important biological explanation for the observed ethnic- based disparities in prostate cancer. ..
  28. Reducing Asian Hepatitis B Disparities through Health Information Technology
    Rosy Chang Weir; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..S. and the most pronounced health disparity disfavoring Asian Americans. Unfortunately, HBV patients, especially immigrants and minorities, often do not receive recommended levels ..
  29. Genomewide Association Study of Prostate Cancer
    John S Witte; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..These advances will improve the overall health of men, providing much needed information about individual- and population-level risks of prostate cancer within understudied populations. ..
  30. Telepsychiatry &Culturally Sensitive Treatment of Depressed Asian Americans
    Albert S Yeung; Fiscal Year: 2012
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Asian Americans tend to underutilize mental health services compared to other ethnic groups, with delayed treatment and higher attrition rates (Kung, 2003)...
  31. Culture-Specific, Multimedia Cardiovascular Disease Education for Asian Indians
    Namratha R Kandula; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..investigator who designs, implements, and evaluates community-based CVD prevention interventions for Asian Americans. My long-term research agenda requires me to obtain additional training in: 1) health communication and the ..
  32. Los Angeles Stroke Prevention/Intervention Research Program in Health Disparities
    Barbara G Vickrey; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..is needed to reduce or eliminate the higher rates of stroke among low-income Latinos, African-Americans, and Asian Americans in underserved communities...
  33. Substance Abuse &Treatment Gaps in Asians, Pacific Islanders &Multiple-race Ind
    LI TZY T WU; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..RFA-MD-12-003, this application proposes to address health disparities among the identified minority groups: Asian Americans (AAs), Pacific Islanders (PIs), and multiple-race individuals (MRs)...
  34. Innovative Faith-Based Education on Advance Directives in Asian American Communit
    Angela Sun; Fiscal Year: 2011
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): ABSTRACT Background: Asian Americans have been shown to have cultural barriers that can impede their use of advance medical directives...
  35. Optimizing Colonoscopy &Fecal Immunochemical Tests for Community-Based Screening
    ANN GRAHAM ZAUBER; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The Center can efficiently evaluate the full screening process and can provide substantial human, institutional, and patient resources for collaborative projects within the PROSPR network. ..
  36. Cancer Control Dissemination to Asian Americans
    Shin Ping Tu; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..In addition, 3 focus groups with medical assistants, the intervention agents, anof two focus groups with Vietnamese patients at the intervention clinic will also be completed. ..
  37. Community-led Policies and Leadership to Eliminate Disparities for Asian Ame
    Rod Lew; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..use prevalence has stalled with still high rates particularly among marginalized communities of color, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AA and NHPIs) are one of the fastest growing populations in the U.S...
  38. CAUSES: Causes of Asian American mortality Understood by Socio-Economic Status
    Latha P Palaniappan; Fiscal Year: 2013
    PROJECT SUMMARY Asian Americans are the fastest growing racial/ethnic group in the United States, with a population of over 14 million that is projected to reach nearly 34 million by 2050...
  39. AANCART: The National Center for Reducing Asian American Cancer Health Disparitie
    Tung T Nguyen; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..the community;2) Outreach to communities to reduce cancer disparities and related co-morbid conditions among Asian Americans;3) Conduct, foster, and disseminate evidence-based intervention Research to reduce the unnecessary cancer ..
  40. NIMHD Science Education Initiative: K-12 Science Education Initiative
    YORUBA BALTRIP-COLEMAN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..and Increasing Interest in Science for Minority and Underrepresented Students Minorities, other than Asian Americans, earn fewer bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in science and engineering fields than their ..
  41. North Texas Hepatitis B Consortium: Clinical Site for the Hepatitis B Network
    William M Lee; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..designs for a detailed database and to answer the concern raised, that is, to what extent do actively viremic Asian Americans with high normal aminotransferase levels benefit from a prolonged course of treatment with a potent, low ..
  42. HOST RESPONSE TO HELICOBACTER PYLORI INFECTION
    Pelayo Correa; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..In the United States, certain groups display higher risk, especially African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans and immigrants from Russia and Eastern Europe...
  43. Tribal Community-Based Prevention of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss and Tinnitus
    William Martin; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Native Americans are 2-4 times likely to have hearing loss compared to white, African American, or Asian Americans. Hearing impairment has great cultural significance to Native Americans due to the reliance on oral ..
  44. Family Processes in Chinese Americans with Diabetes
    Catherine Chesla; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..three times those observed in European Americans are found in Chinese Americans, the largest group of Asian Americans and one of the most rapidly growing immigrant groups...
  45. Personality and Health - A Longitudinal Study
    Sarah E Hampson; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..In addition, this project addresses the gross under-representation of Asian-Americans and those of Native-Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander ancestry in health-related scientific research. ..
  46. NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health
    Chau Trinh-Shevrin; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..training, education, dissemination, and community health and resource needs assessments planned during the grant period with local and national academic and community partners serving Asian Americans populations.
  47. Fold Specific & Entropic Adaptation
    Nicholas Panasik; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..increasingly prevalent malady that affects 20% of the American population, 90% of African Americans, 95% of Asian Americans, and 99% of Native Americans...
  48. A Cohort Study of Active and Passive Smoking in Korea
    Jonathan Samet; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..effort to advance understanding of smoking and cancer and other diseases in Asian countries, as well as among Asian Americans, investigators at the Yonsei University and the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health ..
  49. A Patient-Centered Strategy to Reduce Diabetes Disparities in Chinese Americans
    Susan Ivey; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Diabetes has emerged as a new epidemic across the US and diabetes rates are growing faster among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders than in any other racial/ethnic group...
  50. Racial/Ethnic Disparities and High Volume Hospitals
    Bradford Gray; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..use the HCUP state inpatient data base to compare hospital usage of whites, African Americans, Hispanics, and Asian Americans. The primary focus will be on comparing use of high volume hospitals for conditions and procedures for which ..
  51. Culture, Dialectical Thinking and Psychopathology
    Kaiping Peng; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The primary cultural groups examined in this research include Chinese (Beijing, China), Asian Americans, and European Americans...
  52. Improving the Health of Cambodian American Women: A CBPR Approach
    Juliet P Lee; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..at the Berkeley office of PI RE are developing this proposal in partnership with Community Health for Asian Americans (CHAA), a community-based organization with whom they have been working for several years, as well as with ..
  53. Culture and Mental Illness: Risk, Prevention and Treatment in Asian Americans
    Margaret Shih; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..together top researchers across diverse academic disciplines focusing specifically on mental illness for Asian Americans on a national scale...
  54. PreS2 Mutant of Hepatitis B Virus as Early Marker of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
    TIEN SZE YEN; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..throughout the world and the US, especially among minorities such as African Americans, Native Americans, and Asian Americans. Recent clinical data have pointed to an association between HCC and HBV mutants with in-frame deletions in ..
  55. Health Effects of PCB Exposure from Contaminated Fish
    Susan Schantz; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..by applicant): The overall goal of the proposed research is to evaluate neuropsychological outcomes in Asian Americans exposed to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and methyl mercury (MeHg) via consumption of fish from polluted ..
  56. NEW MEXICO ACCESS TO RESEARCH CAREERS IN MENTAL HEALTH
    Philip May; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..May. This honors undergraduate program trains qualified Hispanics, American Indians, African and Asian Americans, and other under served students in research in mental health and co-morbidity...
  57. DIETARY SURVEY INSTRUMENT DEVELOPMENT FOR AN ETHNIC MINO
    L Su; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..b>Asian Americans constitute the fastest growing ethnic population in the United States...
  58. South Asians Engaging in Hypertension Awareness & Treatment (SAEHAT)
    Jyotsna Changrani; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..and Treatment (SAEHAT) addresses the glaring gap in hypertension education and service linkage for South Asian Americans. The aims of SAEHAT are: Aim I: To develop and increase capacity building to support community-based ..
  59. Development and Pilot Testing of the Filial Values Index
    Patricia Jones; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..To date, the filial values of Asian Americans have been examined more than those of any other group...
  60. Asian Community Cancer Health Disparities Center (ACCHDC)
    Grace X Ma; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..successful collaborations during ATECAR SPN and CNP-I, have established strong partnerships with Asian communities and are dedicated to the Center's mission of reducing cancer health disparities in underserved Asian Americans.
  61. Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis-Eye Study
    Ronald Klein; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..6,500 men and women aged 45-84 years of diverse ethnicities (Caucasians, African-Americans, Hispanics and Asian Americans)...
  62. CULTURAL BELIEFS AND BREAST CANCER SCREENING
    Mei yu Yu; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..The complex nature of doing research with Asian Americans requires cultural appropriateness of the assessment instruments...
  63. COLLABORATIVE ALCOHOL EPIDEMIOLOGY RESEARCH
    Raul Caetano; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..provides care for a number of minority populations such as Native Hawaiians and several national groups of Asian Americans (e.g., Japanese Americans, Filipino Americans)...