Associate Professor, Department of Population Health
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.
Journal of racial & ethnic health disparities. 2021 Feb; 8(1):256-263
Journal of public health management & practice. 2021 Jan 25;
Current hypertension reports. 2021 01 22; 23(1):5
Translational behavioral medicine. 2020 Dec 31; 10(6):1525-1537
Preventive medicine (1972). 2020 Dec; 141:106298
New England journal of medicine. 2020 Nov 05; 383(19):e108
Qualitative health research. 2020 Oct 19; 1049732320964262
Russell Sage Foundation journal of the social sciences : RSF. 2020 Jul 01; 6(<prism:issueIdentifier>2):264-288