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Xialing Ann Chen

I have graduated from Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film and Media Studies and minors in Chinese and Psychology. I continuously serve disadvantaged and vulnerable populations through various volunteer organizations. I am interested in exploring how poverty, cultural norms, and education affect low-income Asian immigrant health and their perception of illnesses. My research interests include smoking and traditional and complementary medicine in Asian communities. I hope to gain insights on clinical and public health research - its various nuances and complications - as we delve into promoting health and health equality in Asian American communities.

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Janet Chu

I graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in Human Biology.  I am currently between my third and fourth years of medical school at UCSF, and I am pursuing a MPH at UC Berkeley.  My research interests include disparities in health care access and outcomes, especially among the Vietnamese population. In the future, I hope to practice medicine with an awareness of the social determinants of health in order to improve the health of underserved and underrepresented communities. 

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Duc Giao

I am currently an undergraduate student at UC Berkeley pursuing a BA degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology. I aim to help underserved communities, particularly Asian American populations, through community outreach, interventions, and promoting health awareness. My research interests include studying Hepatitis B & C, various cancers, and tobacco cessation. In the future, I hope to practice medicine and focus on bridging the health disparity for underprivileged communities that are unable to afford medical treatment.

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Matthew Jeong

I graduated from UC Davis with a B.S. in Biochemistry. I've previously worked on basic research studying pancreatic and breast cancer, but have always been interested in issues like community health. I am now focused on learning more about health issues affecting Asian American communities, and further prepare myself for a career in medicine.

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Vivian Le-Tran

I graduated from UC Berkeley in 2016 with a B.A. in Integrative Biology and Public Health. I first developed my interest in Asian American health disparities while working with Hep B Project, a student group at UC Berkeley that provides free hepatitis B services, such as screenings, vaccinations, and education to Alameda county. I am currently working in San Francisco and volunteering as an intern for the Vietnamese Community Health Promotion Project. I hope to pursue a career in Medicine and excited to learn more about Asian American health here as an intern.

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Irene Ly

I graduated from UC Davis in 2013 with degrees in psychology and cultural anthropology. I am interested in studying the implementation and evaluation of community-based health promotion. Ultimately, I hope to apply this knowledge to a future in public health and primary care.  

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Isabel Nguyen

I am about to enter my second year as an undergraduate at UCI. Currently, I am volunteering for the Vietnamese Community Health Promotion Project at UCSF. When I am not typing away on my PC, I like to read, draw, daydream, and take long walks at night.

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Minh Nguyen

I am a senior at Lick-Wilmerding High School in San Francisco. I have worked as an intern for the Asian American Research Center on Health (ARCH) for three summers. My tasks include data entry and analysis, managing and updating the ARCH website, and assisting in various other projects conducted by ARCH. I have previously worked as an intern for the California Academy of Sciences.

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Vickie Nguyen

I graduated UC Santa Barbara with a BA in Mathematics and a BA in Psychology. Recently, I finished a post-baccalaureate program at CSU East Bay, and I intend to apply to medical school within the next year. Currently, I am involved in a family-based lay health worker project to study smoking cessation in Asian American males. I want to make a contribution to research on Asian American health by learning more about why health disparities exist among Asian Americans. With this, I hope to apply what I learn to my future career in medicine.

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ViVan Nguyen

I am currently a senior at Notre Dame High School in San Jose. I have worked as an intern for the Asian American Research Center on Health (ARCH)  for the past three years. Throughout that time, I have contributed to building the ARCH website and assisted in additional projects in the department. My experience as an intern has played a fundamental role in developing my knowledge of the workforce.

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Michael Thanh Sharp

I graduated from UC Berkeley graduate (class of 2015) with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Health. Growing up in a Southeast Asian community and a Vietnamese family that immigrated to California in 1982 after the war, I saw many members in the community struggle with health issues and face serious barriers to accessing quality care. Through community and clinical based research, I hope to help find solutions to improve health care quality and access to immigrant and other underserved communities and reduce health disparities. I also hope to find effective prevention, screening and intervention methods for various forms of cancer and hepatitis. Through gaining more experience in the community and in research I hope to better prepare myself for a career in medicine and one day become a physician for the community.

Kristine Phung

I graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Integrative Biology. Currently, I am applying to Medical School and working as a research intern for the Vietnamese Community Health Promotion Project. My research focuses on the association between physical activity engagement and the intention to quit smoking among Vietnamese male smokers.

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Mimi Tran

I graduated from UCLA and will be applying for medical school next year. I am interested gaining research experience and learning more about health disparities within Asian American communities. I hope to utilize the knowledge I gain from this experience to give back to underserved communities.

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Filmer Yu

I graduated from UC Berkeley in 2012 with a B.S. in Immunology. I am currently in a Masters in Public Health program at SF State. My interests in public health lay in health education and community health, specifically Chinese American health. I am currently working with Dr. Tung Nguyen on various lay health worker projects as a part of the Minority Training in Cancer Control Research program.

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