Asian American Communities and Health: Context, Research, Policy and Action

Monday, April 06, 2009

Whether or not it's the first of it's kind I can't really tell you, but I do think it's great that we have more books and studies out there specifically taking a look at health, and the different factors out there pertaining to our community.

"This book is the first of its kind to comprehensively examine the contextual factors that affect the health and well-being of Asian Americans," says Mariano Jose Rey, M.D., the Senior Associate Dean for Community Health Affairs, founding director of the NYU Institute of Community Health and Research and one of the book’s authors. "From now on, public health professionals will have a unique and invaluable resource when addressing the health of Asian American communities."

NYU Langone Medical Center's Institute of Community Health and Researchers Chau Trinh-Shevrin, DRPH, and Nadia Shilpi Islam, PhD are co-authors with Rey.
The book is called "Asian American Communities and Health" and you can learn more about it down at