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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


  • COVID-19 Fact Check. ARCH interns and UCSF medical students, Fiona Ng and Hallen Pham, developed a website with reliable and easy-to-understand information about coronavirus in seven languages with the intent to better fight against this pandemic together and eliminate fear and potential harm from misinformation. More languages, such as Russian, Tagalog, etc. to come!
    Check out the website here: covid19factcheck.com
  • Congratulations! Arnab Mukherjea, DrPH, MPH will be promoted to Associate Professor at CSU East Bay.
  • Distributing COVID-19 Fact Sheets in Multiple Languages. In collaboration with Harvard Health Publishing, the COVID-19 Health Literacy Project has created and translated accessible COVID-19 information into 35+ languages to help all patients, especially immigrants and non-English speaking communities, stay informed and healthy. Our materials include fact sheets on COVID-19 prevention, management, pregnancy, and information for children. These materials are freely available without any copyright restrictions.
    You can find the fact sheets here: covid19healthliteracyproject.com
  • IMPACT-AD will be hosting a new program to train clinical trialists in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD), September 13-17, 2020 in San Diego, CA. IMPACT-AD is now accepting applications and is open to a diverse range of clinicians, scientists, and research professionals, including those with and without previous experience in ADRD. Participation is open to all individuals with a full-time position at their respective institution. IMPACT-AD will arrange and cover all travel costs for accepted trainees. Training topics will include ADRD trial design, participant-related issues, trial ethics, analysis plans, outcome measures, study management and more.
    For more information, visit: impact-ad.org


  • Two ARCH members received research awards from Rutgers Asian Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR). Congratulations! For more information: https://rcmar.rutgers.edu/rcmarscientists
    • JiWon Choi: SHARE (Share History, Activity, Resilience, and Experience) project among Asian American older adult caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Mentors: Van Park, Janice Tsoh
    • Arnab Mukherjea: Culturally appropriate interventions to increase CRC screening in South Asian Populations. Mentors: Scarlett Lin Gomez, Susan Ivey
JiWon Choi Arnab Mukherjea, DrPH
  • Arnab Mukherjea received Pilot Study Grant from the Center for Aging in Diverse Communities (CADC) at UCSF. Project title “Understanding Potential Influence of Social, Cultural, and Historical Traumas on Health of Diverse South Asian Communities in California.” CADC primary mentor is Tung Nguyen.
Arnab Mukherjea, DrPH


  • Kanaya, A co-authored a paper that examined whether diet quality differs between South Asian adults in the Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America (MASALA) Study and whites, Chinese Americans, African Americans, and Hispanics in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32133497.
  • Ta Park, V et al. examined whether the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors (KAB) about school bullying improved after watching a Korean Drama (K-drama) and asked participants about their perspectives of using a K-Drama as an intervention. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32182641.
  • Joseph, G and co-authors observed cancer genetic counseling communication between genetic counselors and low-income Chinese immigrants and identified themes that describe the gaps in communication and the need for genetic counseling techniques to enhance the efficacy of communication across language, literacy, and culture. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29197036.

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