Nadia S. Islam

Nadia S. Islam

Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health

Asian American health, health disparities research, community based participatory research, qualitative research

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 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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Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health

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

Lopez, Priscilla M; Islam, Nadia; Feinberg, Alexis; Myers, Christa; Seidl, Lois; Drackett, Elizabeth; Riley, Lindsey; Mata, Andrea; Pinzon, Juan; Benjamin, Elisabeth; Wyka, Katarzyna; Dannefer, Rachel; Lopez, Javier; Trinh-Shevrin, Chau; Aletha Maybank, Karen; Thorpe, Lorna E

American journal of preventive medicine. 2017 Mar; 52(3S3):S284-S289

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

Translational behavioral medicine. 2017 Jan 31; ?-?

Islam, Nadia; Yi, Stella S; Trinh-Shevrin, Chau

American journal of public health. AJPH. 2017 Jan; 107(1):e12-e13

Al-Bayan, Maliyhah; Islam, Nadia; Edwards, Shawneaqua; Duncan, Dustin T

BMC public health. 2016 Oct 12; 16(1):1075-1075

Yi, Stella S; Thorpe, Lorna E; Zanowiak, Jennifer M; Trinh-Shevrin, Chau; Islam, Nadia S

American journal of hypertension. 2016 Aug; 29(8):941-947

Giambrone, Ashley E; Gerber, Linda M; Rodriguez-Lopez, Jesica S; Trinh-Shevrin, Chau; Islam, Nadia; Thorpe, Lorna E

Ethnicity & disease. 2016 Jul 21; 26(3):339-344

Riley, Lindsey; Mili, Saima; Trinh-Shevrin, Chau; Islam, Nadia

Preventing chronic disease. 2016 Jul 07; 13:E87-E87E87