The following articles were produced based upon research supported in part by the Institute for Asian American Studies.
Health Disparities in the Use of Primary Cesarean Delivery among Asian American Women
Yuqing Zhang, Lisa Heelan-Fancher, Suzanne Leveille, and Ling Shi
Using birth registry data from 1992 to 2014 for a northeastern U.S. state, the researchers analyzed the rates of primary cesarean delivery for Asian American women as a whole, and for Asian American women of Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese descent. This article is open access.
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2023, 20, 6860
This article focuses on a suburban Chinese community in Greater Boston and examines its 2017 and 2018 debates on WeChat concerning the controversial Asian American data disaggregation bill H.3361. The author identified four different and subtle positions on the bill, revealing that suburban Chinese migrants are not a monolithic group and those opposing the bill are not always conservatives.
Journal of American Ethnic History (2023) 42 (3): 5–39
Sun S. Kim, Teresa M. Eliot Roberts, Jannat E. Khusbo, Wichita Watriboonruang, Ashley Parks, and Jessica Lewczyk
Focus groups were conducted with Asian American nursing students in the Boston area during the early part of the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants discussed positive and negative coping methods in facing racial microaggressions and other stressors.
Nurse Education in Practice, Volume 64, October 2022, 103459
Gambling behavior of ethnic Chinese and Vietnamese college students in the United States
Carolyn Wong and Hsin-Ching Wu
Young adults as well as people from immigrant and racial-ethnic minority backgrounds can be at risk for problem gambling. In this study, developed and conducted by IAAS, 653 college students at a public university were surveyed about their gambling behavior. The main goal was to investigate gambling problems and risk for problem gambling among Chinese and Vietnamese American college students with comparative data for Black, Latino, and white students collected as well. The findings are intended to assist in the development of effective preventative education, screening and treatment programs.
International Gambling Studies, DOI: 10.1080/14459795.2019.1646779
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Visualizing Air Pollution: Communication of Environmental Health Information in a Chinese Immigrant Community
Carolyn Wong, Hsin-Ching Wu, Ekaterina G. Cleary, Allison P. Patton, Alan Xie, Georges Grinstein, Susan Koch-Weser and Doug Brugge
Carolyn Wong, Research Associate at IAAS, lead a team of researchers from UMass Boston, UMass Lowell, and Tufts University who studied the role of computer visualization in promoting health literacy on the toxic effects of highway pollution in Boston Chinatown. This article focuses on the intergenerational learning sessions which involved high school youth and adults recruited from English as a Second language classes and a community workshop.
Journal of Health Communication, DOI: 10.1080/10810730.2019.1597949
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Making Air Pollution Visible: A Tool for Promoting Environmental Health Literacy
E.G. Cleary, A.P. Patton, H.C. Wu, A. Xie, J. Stubblefield, W. Mass, G. Grinstein, S. Koch-Weser, D. Brugge, and C. Wong
Carolyn Wong, Research Associate at IAAS, lead a team of researchers from UMass Boston, UMass Lowell, and Tufts University who studied the role of computer visualization in promoting health literacy on the toxic effects of highway pollution in Boston Chinatown. The team developed a computer-based map available in Chinese and English and is a prototype that can be adapted for the purpose of educating community members across a range of socioeconomic contexts.
JMIR Public Health and Surveillance 2017;3(2):e16