Nadia S. Islam

Nadia S. Islam

Associate Professor, Department of Population Health

Asian American health, health disparities research, community based participatory research, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, community-clinical linkages

Nadia Islam, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Population Health at the NYU School of Medicine.  Her research focuses on developing culturally relevant community-clinical linkage models to reduce cardiovascular disease and diabetes disparities in disadvantaged communities.

She is the Deputy Director the NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health (CSAAH), a NIH-funded P60 National Research Center of Excellence dedicated to reducing health disparities facing Asian American communities, Research Director of the NYU-CUNY Prevention Research Center, and Principal Investigator of a CDC-funded Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program project.  She also serves as the principal investigator on several NIH- and CDC-funded initiatives evaluating the impact of community health worker intervention on chronic disease management and prevention in diverse populations. Dr. Islam’s work has been featured in the American Journal of Public Health, Diabetes Care, and numerous other peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Islam is a medical sociologist with a doctorate in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University.  She currently serves on the American Diabetes Association Taskforce on Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders.  Dr. Islam previously served on the board of the Public Health Association of New York and was the Chair of the Asian Pacific Islander Caucus of the American Public Health Association from.  Dr. Islam is co-editor with Drs. Trinh Shevrin and Rey of Asian American Communities and Health (Jossey Bass Publishers, 2009).



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Associate Professor, Department of Population Health

Lopez, Priscilla M; Zanowiak, Jennifer; Goldfeld, Keith; Wyka, Katarzyna; Masoud, Ahmad; Beane, Susan; Kumar, Rashi; Laughlin, Phoebe; Trinh-Shevrin, Chau; Thorpe, Lorna; Islam, Nadia

BMC health services research. 2017 Dec 6; 17(1):810-810

Northridge, Mary E; Kavathe, Rucha; Zanowiak, Jennifer; Wyatt, Laura; Singh, Hardayal; Islam, Nadia

Translational behavioral medicine. 2017 Sep; 7(3):435-443

Kwon, S C; Patel, S; Choy, C; Zanowiak, J; Rideout, C; Yi, S; Wyatt, L; Taher, M D; Garcia-Dia, M J; Kim, S S; Denholm, T K; Kavathe, R; Islam, N S

Translational behavioral medicine. 2017 Sep; 7(3):444-466

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

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

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

Implementation and dissemination of the Sikh American families oral health promotion program [Meeting Abstract]

Northridge, Mary; Kavathe, Rucha; Zanowiak, Jennifer; Wyatt, Laura; Singh, Hardayal; Islam, Nadia

Implementation science : IS. 2017 APR 20; 12:?-?

Reducing Diabetes for New York City’s Bangladeshis