NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health

The NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health (CSAAH) is a National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) funded National Research Center of Excellence. It is based in the Section for Health Equity within the Department of Population Health at NYU School of Medicine.

Established in 2003 through an NIH NCMHD Project EXPORT (Excellence in Partnership, Outreach, Research, and Training) Center grant, CSAAH is the only Center of its kind in the country that is solely dedicated to research and evaluation on Asian American health and health disparities. CSAAH is committed to identifying Asian American health priorities and reducing health disparities by integrating and building on the work of researchers and over 55 Asian American community, government, business and academic/medical partners.


To identify health priorities and reduce health disparities in the Asian American community through research, training and partnership.

Guiding Principles

  • We believe in systemic change through multi-pronged strategies and working with diverse stakeholders
  • We believe in equitable collaboration and partnerships
  • We believe in action-oriented research
  • We believe in strengthening the research capacity of both community and academic partners to fully engage in the research process
  • We believe in multi-cultural evaluation