Nadia S. Islam

Nadia S. Islam

Associate Professor, Department of Population Health

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

I am a medical sociologist and an associate professor in the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Health.

My research focuses on developing culturally relevant community–clinical linkage models to reduce cardiovascular disease and diabetes disparities in disadvantaged communities.

I lead, as principal investigator, several National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded initiatives evaluating the impact of community health worker intervention on chronic disease management and prevention in diverse populations.

I also direct the cardiovascular disease and diabetes research track for the NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health, which is dedicated to reducing health disparities facing Asian American communities. It is a National Research Center of Excellence, funded through by the NIH. I am also research director at the NYU-CUNY Prevention Research Center and principal investigator of a CDC–funded Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program project.

My work has been featured in the American Journal of Public Health, Diabetes Care, and numerous other peer-reviewed journals. Along with Chau Trinh-Shevrin, DrPH, and Mariano Jose Rey, MD, I am co-editor of Asian American Communities and Health (Jossey-Bass, 2009).

I received my doctorate in sociomedical sciences from Columbia University. I currently serve on the American Diabetes Association task force on Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders. I previously served on the board of the Public Health Association of New York City and as chair of the Asian and Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health of the American Public Health Association.

Phone

212-263-7075

Academic office

227 East 30th Street

Eighth Floor

New York, NY 10016

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Associate Professor, Department of Population Health

Ursua, R A; Aguilar, D E; Wyatt, L C; Trinh-Shevrin, C; Gamboa, L; Valdellon, P; Perrella, E G; Dimaporo, M Z; Nur, P Q; Tandon, S D; Islam, N S

Preventive medicine reports. 2018 September; 11(pp):42-48

Ursua, Rhodora A; Aguilar, David E; Wyatt, Laura C; Trinh-Shevrin, Chau; Gamboa, Leonida; Valdellon, Pacita; Perrella, Esperanza G; Dimaporo, Mohammad Z; Nur, Potrirankamanis Q; Tandon, S Darius; Islam, Nadia S

Preventive medicine reports. 2018 May 09; 11:42-48

Islam, Nadia; Gepts, Thomas; Lief, Isaac; Gore, Radhika; Levy, Natalie; Tanner, Michael; Fang, Yixin; Sherman, Scott E; Schwartz, Mark D

BMC public health. 2018 Apr 19; 18(1):521-521

Islam, Nadia S; Wyatt, Laura C; Taher, M D; Riley, Lindsey; Tandon, S Darius; Tanner, Michael; Mukherji, B Runi; Trinh-Shevrin, Chau

Clinical diabetes. 2018 Apr; 36(2):100-111

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

Progress in community health partnerships : research, education, & action. 2018; 12(1):1-2

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

Progress in community health partnerships : research, education, & action. 2018; 12(1):3-14

How prepared are we to integrate community health care workers into primary care to prevent diabetes? [Meeting Abstract]

Wong, G; Brown, A; Gore, R; Sherman, S; Islam, N; Lief, I; Gepts, T; Schwartz, M D

Journal of general internal medicine. 2018; Conference:(41st):225

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

Center Helps Asian Americans Avoid Heart Disease

Reducing Diabetes for New York City’s Bangladeshis