Research, Education, and Community Building
The Institute for Asian American Studies at UMass Boston conducts community-based research on Asian American issues, provides resources to Asian American communities in Massachusetts, and expands opportunities on campus for the study of Asian American experiences.
Visualization and Health Literacy on Pollution in Chinatown
Traffic pollution is a growing health concern in Boston Chinatown. A team of researchers from Tufts University, UMass Lowell and UMass Boston has developed an interactive map to display traffic-related air pollution in Chinatown. Click here to try the map.
- The article "Making Air Pollution Visible: A Tool for Promoting Environmental Health Literacy" by Carolyn Wong et al. has been published in JMIR Public Health and Surveillance. Click here to view the online journal article.
- Read our latest Occasional Paper by IAAS Research Fellow and Jane Yeonjae Lee on belonging and identity of non-Christian Korean Americans.
- "To Breathe Clean Air," a short film by Alan Xie about living with highway pollution in Boston Chinatown is now available for viewing. For more information about this project, visit the Research and Community Engagements section.