Chau Trinh, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Population Health

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

Chau Trinh-Shevrin, DrPH is an Associate Professor in the Department of Population Health and the Department of Medicine at the New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Within the Department of Population Health, Dr. Trinh-Shevrin serves as Director of Large Research Initiatives and heads the Section for Health Equity. Dr. Trinh-Shevrin also directs the Office of Community Engagement for the NYU-Health and Hospitals Corporation Clinical and Translational Science Institute, developing community-engaged research and research training initiatives. Currently, Dr. Trinh-Shevrin is Principal Investigator of a NIH National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities P60 Center of Excellence grant that supports the NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health (CSAAH) and co-investigator on several NIH and CDC-funded grants that aims to understand and reduce health disparities in Asian American and other underserved communities. CSAAH has grown extensively to house a CDC-funded Health Promotion and Prevention Research Center, a REACH Center of Excellence to Eliminate Hepatitis B Disparities, and, in collaboration with the Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum, the national STRIVE (Strategies to Reach and Implement the Vision of Health Equity) Project. In 2009, CSAAH was the first academic recipient to receive the prestigious Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Healtha??s Leadership Award for its contributions in addressing health disparities. Dr. Trinh-Shevrin is a social epidemiologist with a doctorate in public health from Columbia University and a master in health policy and management at the State University of New York at Albany. Her work focuses primarily on understanding, addressing, and reducing health disparities in racial and ethnic minority and other underserved populations. Dr. Trinh-Shevrin currently serves on the board of director for the Chinatown YMCA of New York City and on the New York Statea??s Medicaid Redesign Team Health Disparities Workgroup. Dr. Trinh-Shevrin previously served four years on the board of directors for the Public Health Association of New York City. Dr. Trinh-Shevrin is co-editor of two textbooks Asian American Communities and Health (Jossey Bass Publishers, 2009) and Empowerment and Recovery: Confronting Addiction during Pregnancy with Peer Counseling (Praeger Press, 1998).


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Associate Professor, Department of Population Health

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

Director, Section for Health Equity

Vice Chair for Research, Department of Population Health

PhD from Columbia University

Firestone, M J; Beasley, J M; Kwon, S C; Ahn, J; Trinh-Shevrin, C; Yi, S S

Ethnicity & disease. 2017 Summer; 27(3):241-248

Feinberg, A; Lopez, P M; Wyka, K; Islam, N; Seidl, L; Drackett, E; Mata, A; Pinzon, J; Baker, M R; Lopez, J; Trinh-Shevrin, C; Shelley, D; Bailey, Z; Maybank, K A; Thorpe, L E

Journal of urban health. 2017 Aug; 94(4):525-533

Islam, Nadia; Shapiro, Ephraim; Wyatt, Laura; Riley, Lindsey; Zanowiak, Jennifer; Ursua, Rhodora; Trinh-Shevrin, Chau

Preventive medicine (1972). 2017 Jul 20; 103:1-7

Cole, Helen; Thompson, Hayley S; White, Marilyn; Browne, Ruth; Trinh-Shevrin, Chau; Braithwaite, Scott; Fiscella, Kevin; Boutin-Foster, Carla; Ravenell, Joseph

American journal of public health. AJPH. 2017 Jul 20; 107(9):1433-1440

Kwon, Simona C; Wyatt, Laura C; Li, Shijian; Islam, Nadia S; Yi, Stella S; Trinh-Shevrin, Chau

Preventing chronic disease. 2017 May 11; 14:E38-E38E38

Jung, Molly; Kwon, Simona C; Edens, Neile; Northridge, Mary E; Trinh-Shevrin, Chau; Yi, Stella S

American journal of public health. AJPH. 2017 May; 107(S1):S94-S96

Fei, Kezhen; Rodriguez-Lopez, Jesica S; Ramos, Marcel; Islam, Nadia; Trinh-Shevrin, Chau; Yi, Stella S; Chernov, Claudia; Perlman, Sharon E; Thorpe, Lorna E

Preventing chronic disease. 2017 Apr 20; 14:E33-E33E33

Kwon, Simona C; Han, Benjamin H; Kranick, Julie A; Wyatt, Laura C; Blaum, Caroline S; Yi, Stella S; Trinh-Shevrin, Chau

Journal of racial & ethnic health disparities. 2017 Apr 14; ?-?