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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


  • Join us at our upcoming February ARCH quarterly meeting on February 18, 2021! ARCH will be co-hosting with SFSU professor, Grace J. Yoo, PhD, to present COVID-19 related research. Members-only meeting begins at 3:30 PST. Speakers are welcome to join the members-only meeting as guest. Presentations will begin at 4pm PST. Zoom meeting details:

    • Date and Time: February 18, 2021, 3:30 PST
    • Meeting ID: 965 3721 9260
    • Password: 289417

    • Russell Jeung, PhD SFSU Asian American Studies Department "Stopping Anti-Asian Hate during COVID-19"
    • Edith Wen-Chu Chen PhD, Danielle Co MPH, Jamie Prudencio BS, Marijo Pempeña BS, Patricia Sebastian MSW candidate CSU Northridge Asian American Studies Department "Challenges and Lessons Learned from Conducting Focus Group Research on Filipino Americans during Pandemic"
    • Windy Tran, Kiyanna Moheit, Grace J. Yoo PhD, MPH SFSU Asian American Studies "Sewing for Others: Asian American women finding purpose and meaning during the pandemic"
  • Arnab Mukherjea, DrPH, MPH has been officially named Chair of the Department of Health Sciences at CSU East Bay, effective Fall 2021. Congratulations!
  • Jamie Chang, PhD awarded 2020 Distinguished Scholarly Paper Award, American Sociological Association. Paper title "Factors Contributing to opioid overdoses from the perspective of people who inject drugs in San Francisco, CA"


Arnab Mukherjea
  • Van Park, UCSF and Stanford researchers, along with community partners received a $4.8 Million Pilot Grant for a multi-site study on genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease in Asian Americans and Asian Canadians.
    • Project title “Asian Cohort for Alzheimer’s Disease (ACAD). For San Francisco Bay Area region, the project will be lead by UCSF and Stanford researchers. For more information: http://www.acadstudy.org
Van Ta Park
  • Grace J. Yoo awarded a Department of Education AANAPISI Grant.
    • Grant title "Responsive Education for Access, Community, and Hope (REACH)". The objective of the grant is to improve and expand the institution’s capacity to eliminate an equity gap in college access, persistence, and completion. Responsive Education for Access, Community, and Hope (REACH) is a comprehensive set of culturally responsive and equity-minded access, awareness, and financial literacy strategies designed to improve college access, persistence, and completion of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) and low-income (LI) students.
Grace Yoo


  • Young et al. has a forthcoming open peer commentary in the January edition of the American Journal of Bioethics. It is titled, The Invisibility of Asian Americans in COVID-19 data, reporting and relief. Peer commentary on “Structural racism in the COVID-19 pandemic: Moving forward,” M. Sabatello, et al.

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