Past Research Studies

Previous completed CSAAH research studies include

Other Past Studies:

Chinese American Depression – Care Management Study (CD-Care) (2004-2008)
PI: Henry Chung, MD

The aims of the study are to:

  • Develop and implement a collaborative care model for integrating mental health and primary care services for Asian adults between the ages of 18 and 85 at two urban primary care centers that serve Asian Americans, specifically the Chinese community;
  • Evaluate the feasibility, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness of a collaborative care model in this population compared to “usual care” for mental health services in the treatment of major depression and anxiety disorders in primary care; and
  • Develop recommendations and strategies for improving access to mental health services for other Asian ethnic minority communities

The Collaborative Care (CC) model was found to improve early detection of depression and anxiety among participants and to facilitate linkages to mental health services for individuals at risk for mental health problems.

Hepatitis B and Hepatic Cancer in Asian Americans; PI: Henry Pollack, MD (2004-2006)

The specific aims of this study were to:

  • Characterize and track over time changes in the demographic and epidemiological and clinical aspects of chronic hepatitis B (HBV) infection in Asian Americans children and adults in NYC; and
  • Characterize natural history of HBV in a cohort of Asian American infected children and adults.

The study documented clinical and epidemiological risk factors and found that creating a multi-institutional patient registry of Asian Americans at risk for chronic hepatitis B is feasible. The study has been expanded to collect additional information and patients into hepatitis B natural history and epidemiological studies.