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The Asian American Research Center on Health (ARCH) includes prominent researchers, community leaders, and clinicians in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Center will maintain an open and collaborative environment to carry out the vision, which is to be a leader in Asian American health research to promote health and health equity in partnership with Asian American communities.

Tung Nguyen, MD, ARCH Director
Janice Tsoh, PhD, ARCH Co-Director


  • Congratulations to Dr. Thu Quach, who is the 2018 Christopher Jenkins Cancer Control Award recipient. Dr. Quach’s community-based participatory research projects with nail salon workers, clinical research with Asian American smokers at Asian Health Services, and her national role in policy and advocacy through her various leadership positions including with Asian Health Services and the California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative exemplify the work that was at the core of Christopher's career. For more information about the award and prior recipients, please visit: Asianarch.org/awards
Dr. Thu Quach
  • We welcome Minji Kim, PhD who is a new Associate Member. Dr. Kim is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the UCSF Center of Tobacco Control Research and Education. Her research specializes in anti-tobacco messaging and health communications.
Dr. Minji Kim
  • ARCH endorses the efforts of San Francisco Kids vs. Big Tobacco, a coalition of parents, doctors, health organizations and community groups working to protect children and youth from the addictions of flavored tobacco products. For more information and to join the effort to defend the ban on the sale of flavored tobacco products in San Francisco, please visit their website.
SF Kids
  • Chinese Community Health Resource Center (CCRHC) announced a new website providing colorectal cancer education materials and videos in Vietnamese and English. The website was created as a joint effort between ARCH, CCHRC, Chinese Hospital Clinics, Chinese Community Health Plan, Northeast Medical Services, NICOS Chinese Health Coalition, San Francisco Cancer Initiative among others and is funded by the California Colorectal Cancer Coalition.
  • Dr. Van Ta Park and her team’s All of Us Journey outreach event to promote Precision Medicine research participation on 1/28/18 in San Jose was very successful, with 250 Vietnamese, Chinese, and Korean Americans participating in the event.
Dr Van Ta Park
  • We are in the process of creating an ARCH Community Advisory Board. Please send referrals for potential members to Dr. Tung Nguyen.
  • Tung Nguyen presented the results of a PCORI-funded RCT of a multilingual mobile app to promote hepatitis B and C screening among Asian American patients showing that it was very effective in increasing patient-physician discussion, test ordering, and test receipt.
Dr Tung Nguyen
  • The next ARCH meeting will be on 5/17/18 from 1-230pm. Drs. Jih and Ho will present a study to promote healthy diet using a traditional Chinese medicine approach. We are in the process of creating an ARCH Community Advisory Board. Please send referrals for potential members to Dr. Tung Nguyen.


  • Drs. Angela Sun (PI) and Janice Tsoh (Co-I) received a California Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) High Impact 2-year pilot grant to develop a WeChat-delivered intervention to promote smoking cessation among 120 patients at the Chinese Hospital Clinics.
Dr Angela Sun Dr Janice Tsoh


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